Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing color strings, part of Foundations of Acrylic Painting.
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- So now we've got our drawing laid out.…We can start to mix the tonal string for the painting.…So when we have a locally reference image,…you can see how all these warm colors…are underneath elements of the clouds…and elements here on the foreground.…So now what we're going to mix…is some colors that can go over the top…of this warm under ground that we've got.…So the first one that I'm going to mix…is the darkest tone for the painting,…not the very, very darkest…because the very darkest out here…we'll be able to use the burnt umber to create that,…this burnt umber straight from the tube.…
But the next darkest is this gray tone here…that's very similar in tone and color…to the area that's down here into the sea.…So to start with, we'll go…for the exact same principle as before…to mix these color strings.…The first thing is this hue.…And because it's quite hard to see its hue…because it's got a gray tone to it,…what I'm going to start with is the blue.…I want to hold that.…
So that's definitely too blue in its raw state.…
In this course, Will Kemp takes you on a journey that will unleash your inner artist, providing an introduction to the materials and techniques used in acrylic painting.
The course follows a progressive sequence, covering beginner and advanced acrylic painting methods, from underpainting and glazing to impasto and textural effects. It also addresses setup and materials, color mixing and pigment choice, brush-handling and palette-knife techniques, as well as gels and mediums.
By the end of the course you'll have a final still-life project you can hang with pride, and a solid foundation of painting knowledge, making the transition into more challenging subjects or mediums much easier.
- Choosing a brush, palette, and canvas
- Altering acrylic paint with water and other mediums
- Blocking in and underpainting
- Adding glazes
- Choosing pigments
- Understanding basic color theory
- Creating texture
- Signing and protecting your work