Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A summer scene: Dark tonal pattern, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
- So for our final summer painting I've chosen this vibrant…riverside view that looks at a nice wide tonal range.…It's got a great pattern of darks throughout the scene,…simple shapes, intense greens and a brighter blue sky,…and this will create a lovely clean, bright…impasto painting.…I'll be using the base colors of titanium white,…burnt umber, cadmium yellow light, phthalo green…with a yellow shade and ultramarine blue.…
I'll also be using the size six soft flibert brush…and the larger filbert brush.…First I'm gonna talk through why I decided on a…green tonal ground for this particular painting.…So here I'm just starting with some titanium white…and a little bit of cadmium yellow light.…And then just adding a touch of ultramarine blue.…
When I look at that over the colors that I'm looking at,…it feels a little bit too muted.…I mean, it will be OK, but I want something with…a bit more punch for this particular painting.…So I'm just gonna add a little bit of the phthalo green,…and this is with the yellow shade.…
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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