Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A vibrant palette, part of Foundations of Painting: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(piano music)…- Summer brings some new challenges,…and I'll be introducing some additional pigments…to our base colors.…So for this color mixing tutorial,…I'll be adding Phthalo Blue with a green shade,…which is perfect for getting lovely…vibrant turquoises and intense greens.…And a Naples Yellow,…for some really nice buttery yellow skies.…I'll also be using the base colors…of Titanium White, Burnt Umber,…Cadmium Yellow Light,…and Ultramarine Blue.…
So we'll start with the Cadmium Yellow Light,…and the Ultramarine Blue.…So for that central color in the image,…it's looking pretty close.…I mean I could add a little bit of white into it.…
I mean, it's a nice color,…but it hasn't quite got enough punch.…It'll be a good color to start with,…so I'll just put that to one side.…But you can see here…that the green hues,…the dark they've got,…they've still got this nice blue tone to it.…
But if we just stick with Ultramarine Blue,…and add that to the Cadmium Yellow,…then it just dulls it down,…the green gets darker,…but I haven't got any of that turquoise blue.…
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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