Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A vibrant palette with phthalo green, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
- [Voiceover] So here on this next image for our…summer palette,…you can really see how phthalo blue…is gonna be so handy…because it's turquoise intensity.…And I want to introduce you to the…other phthalos in the green family of pigments.…So our base pigments will be…phthalo blue with a green shade.…Phthalo green with a blue shade,…and the phthalo green with the yellow shade.…We'll also be using ultramarine blue,…cadmium yellow light,…permanent alizarin crimson,…burnt umber,…and titanium white.…
So I start with the phthalo blue…green shade and some titanium white.…And just a little bit of that together…matches really quickly these intense…blue colors in the sky.…And then by adding a bit more…of the blue,…you'll easily be able to mix…these lovely intense blues…on the mountain tops.…Phthalo pigments also come in greens.…So you can have a phthalo green…with the yellow shade,…and a phthalo green with the blue shade.…So here you can see…just a couple of different examples of brands…of paint.…
Golden paint and Windsor and Newton…
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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