Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A spring landscape and lightfall, part of Foundations of Painting: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
- When Spring arrives, it brings with it…all these fantastic colors for the painter.…And it's the perfect season for…getting bolder with your brushmarks,…your techniques, and your palette.…Impressionistic broken color, vibrant greens…in foliage, blossoms, fuller tree shapes, and…abstract sky holes and moving cloud formations.…Green can be the real the Achilles heel…for the landscape painter.…
Especially when you're beginning, there can be a…real urge to grab the brightest green you can see…and start with that on your paintings.…And you're always tempted to add…a little bit more yellow to make it brighter,…or an even brighter blue.…In acrylics, it can be especially dangerous…because you're usually working a wet paint…on top of a dry acrylic underneath…that's already dried off.…So it hasn't got anything else to…mix into on the canvas to mute it down.…
This is in comparison to if you were doing…a painting in oils where you're often…working wet into wet, so that they…mix in and mute down together on…the actual canvas surface.…
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
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