Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A warmer winter color palette, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(instrumental music)…- [Voiceover] So for this next, more illuminated image,…I'll be introducing burnt sienna into…our base pigments, and this will enable me…to mix the brighter colors that I need.…So I'll be using titanium white,…yellow ochre, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue.…The thing that's striking about this image…is this fantastic sunlight coming through,…and this real transition here where everything…smokes into the background.…
When we look at it in comparison to…the previous image, you can see how this…was a lot more muted, a lot more on…the yellowy blue hues, and when you change it…to this, you can see this is a lot more orange.…You've got a lot more intensity from…the orange in this foreground.…So if you just have the yellow ochre,…and added some white to it, just to give us…a starting point to look at...…
You can see it's pretty good for that middle tone.…The middle area, this around the sunlight,…yellow ochre, again, is going to be…such a handy color to use.…Again, when you see it on the palette,…
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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