Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A summer scene: Adding green, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(gentle music)…- [Voiceover] For the next stage of the painting…I'll be adding permanent alizarin crimson,…hansa yellow light, and that's a fluid hansa yellow,…and some phthalo blue with a green shade.…I'll also be using the square edged brush…and a small nylon round brush…and some acrylic glazing liquid gloss.…(gentle music)…So now I've got these big shapes in,…I'm still working with the darks,…but just looking for any kind of smaller shapes,…so I've got that nice variety…between these real solid shapes that go through.…
You notice how it's all connected,…there's all this connected dark line that goes through…and then I start to get a few little gaps,…a few little dashes of dark,…and they go through to this other connected line.…Okay, that's great.…So now I can bring in the cadmium yellow light…to really start to bring a punch of these vivid greens…and they're gonna work so well…against this nice dark green…that we've just got established.…
This is just the pure cadmium yellow light.…Just give me a couple of dashes…
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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