Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A winter snow scene: Adding blue, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
(very soft piano music)…- [Voiceover] So once I've got this dark tone established,…I'm just gonna lighten it slightly…by adding a little bit of the darkest of the neutral grays.…And this is with the size six filbert.…
Make sure you get this edge here of the tree…so that you've got that silhouette shape…on the edge of your canvas.…Now I can just jump to the next tone along.…So this is the neutral six.…
Just add a little bit of the blue to that.…
So just by using these tones to start with,…they just give you a nice base for the paining,…and then you can just subtly tweak them.…So slightly warmer on the tree on this left-hand side,…so I'll just put a tiny little bit…of the burnt umber in with it.…
And use that same color in the rest of the painting,…where you've got all these warmer areas.…Get a bit darker, jump down to the next darker gray.…
Now we can start off with the lightest gray tone,…the same neutral eight that we put…the background color onto.…And then just add some of the blue to it.…And you can see how that gives this…
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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