Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A winter color palette with neutrals, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
- I just want to show you very briefly…some neutral grays that have already been mixed…in the factory,…so they've got a neutral hue to them.…And these can be very handy…for making quick sketches in winter,…because you've got that very neutral,…compressed tonal range…already mixed for you.…So just to illustrate where the neutrals are,…if you have a look on the back of them…and you can see what they're made from.…This one, for example,…the neutral six, is a mix of bone black,…burnt umber and titanium white.…
So here we've got the burnt umber…and the aquamarine blue.…And, as we saw before,…when you mix them together,…they get a tone that's quite similar…to a black tone.…So you can mix those together,…and then add a little bit of white into it.…And you've got a nice, neutral gray tone.…So that's just from the burnt umber…and the aquamarine blue mixed together.…
So neutral mixes are just colors…that have been mixed together in the factory…to give you a neutral tone…that doesn't shift one way or the other.…So in our mix here is very similar.…
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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