Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A spring landscape: Adding greens, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(gentle piano music)…- For the next stage of the painting,…I'll be introducing two new pigments,…a very intense pthalo green, with a yellow shade,…and a permanent alizarin crimson.…I'll also be using the size six soft filbert brush,…the hog hair filbert, and the smaller nylon round.…
Here, with this lovely intense green,…what I'm gonna do is, just have a little bit of it,…quite thin, add a little bit of the yellow into that,…and add a little bit of the burned umber.…I can just begin to wash that over to start with,…to give this little greeny glaze.…
I can then start to go in heavier,…with some of these lovely intense greens.…
Just a tiny bit of the burned umber…just knocks it down ever so slightly,…if I don't mix in that green with it. (chuckles)…So this is just the cadmium yellow,…a bit of the green and a bit of the burned umber.…You get this lovely muted green color.…
So, keeping all these gaps, notice all these…little sky holes that I'm leaving.…That base ground color is working so well for us,…to give this broken impression effect.…
Will explains how to simplify and separate tonal values into areas of light and shadow, how to use warm and cool colors effectively, and how to mix a naturalistic green palette — a major color stumbling block in landscape painting. A vibrant spring green, for example, can be easy to mix, but hard to balance. The same is true for warm autumnal colors and the vivid blues of summer skies. Will shows how to build these palettes and use gestural impressionistic brushstrokes to paint different landscape scenes. By introducing washes and glazes, he demonstrates how to simulate the atmospheric light of each season. So break out your brushes and paints. Start watching to learn how to mix color for the landscape and approach painting the seasons with confidence.
- Setting up supports and grounds
- Choosing brushes, paints, and additional materials
- Mixing harmonious color palettes
- Creating a winter palette with neutrals
- Blending colors of atmospheric light
- Painting smoky edges and dark areas of a landscape
- Mixing and balancing green
- Underpainting a spring landscape
- Creating autumnal golden light
- Extending color palettes
- Adding watery washes and glazes
- Creating a vibrant summer palette
- Simplifying shapes in a landscape painting
Skill Level Beginner
Drawing Foundations: Light and Shadowwith Will Kemp1h 52m Intermediate
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