Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video A winter snow scene: Painting the darks, part of Painting Foundations: Creating Palettes for the Landscape.
- So for our winter painting,…I wanted to incorporate all of the principles…and techniques we've looked at so far.…Warm and cool colors, a neutral gray base,…a soft diffused sky, and a magical quality.…The fine dark lines and the shapes of winter…all sitting within a smoky and smooth background.…The base pigments I'll be using are…neutral four, six and eight,…titanium white, burnt umber,…ultramarine blue,…and I'll also be using some…acrylic glazing liquid glass later on in the painting.…
I'll also be adding a smaller detail brush…and the stiffer hog hair filbert brush.…But first, I'm going to talk through…how I decided on the tonal ground color…for the painting.…When I'm deciding any tonal grounds,…I'm always thinking about what color…will best convey the mood.…So for this scene,…it was a choice between blue hues…or neutral gray hues.…And I decided to go with one of the neutral grays.…
So just have a look at the different ones.…This is the six.…Starts to go a little bit dark.…And the neutral eight…is gonna be able to give us a good base tone,…
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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