Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A winter color palette, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(melancholy piano music)…- [Voiceover] So we'll begin with our first color mixing…tutorial, and the aim of this lesson is to mix color strings…to match the values in the scene.…And a color string is a group of premixed piles of paint…with different tonal values, and they usually start…with the darkest color in the string…and then slowly by adding lighter steps into the mixture.…And when you premix the colors first, before starting…your painting, it will also highlight the other important…factor in creating a realistic winter scene,…and that's working within the compressed tonal range.…
The base pigments are a limited palette…of warm and cool colors,…burnt umber, titanium white,…yellow ochre, and ultramarine blue.…So here I've got some burnt umber, which is a nice…warm brown.…And my opposite to that, as in my cool,…is a ultramarine blue.…I've also got some yellow ochre, which is a nice…warm yellow color, which is going to give us…some of those really lovely dull greens…that you often see in winter.…
So my first image has this muted compressed range.…
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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