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Acrylic landscape painting techniques. Lessons for beginners Part 4
October 19, 2019
Morning class this is Will Kemp from Will
Kemp Art school. This is part four, the final part in this
free acrylic painting landscape course. I’m just going to add some Ultramarine Blue
and some Alizarin crimson to get started. So this pink here is just a mix between the
white and the crimson. That’s all it is. Just start with the white and then add a tiny
amount of the crimson, you don’t need much at all to get this nice bright pink. We want to blend that edge to make it a bit
softer. some of the blue colour we had for the sea, you can just you know, break it up,
I said for the sea but I used the one for the sky. Mistakes happen when you’re painting!
So I’m just lightening this with the white, and there’s areas here I can just, you know,
add a touch to. So with the bright pink, nice that isn’t
it,and you can see how I can work side to side just to feather that edge from it.
You can then tone down that pink a bit with this other blue that’s already premixed
. You’ll notice on this side of the picture there is a little bit of it here and a little
bit of that colour down there, can you see that. So now with just some more of the blue onto
the premixed sky colour, might just add a little bit to that corner. So now when we have another look at the picture,
we can see how the burnt umber that we first put in here is too warm and not dark enough.
so we can mix a black between using the burnt umber add some of that blue to it, the Ultramarine
blue. You can see how that gives us a lovely dark
black, we can start just to put in, especially on the base of the land. You don’t need
to worry too much about the top, I quite like having part of it there.
Then with the white on here, I’m just going to add a little hi light and I use quite a
dry brush so it breaks on the texture of the canvas surface.
A really lovely painterly approach and sometimes this is just what you’re after, you know,
a real feeling of the brush marks, the movement. You can of course work more into the painting
to make it more realistic, but sometimes these just work absolutely perfectly, real cracking
little paintings. What I’d now do to bring it to a better
finish is I’d start to introduce glazes in different colours and to work on the whole
thing just a bit more. This is Will Kemp from willkempartschool if
you want to paint along with this you can go to my website theres a link to a download
of this picture and all the steps I’e gone through on here so you can follow along at
home, I d love to see your results, lets get painting.