Acrylic LANDSCAPE 'Bush Walk' with a Palette Knife. Level 2
What you'll learn
- How to hold and maneuver your palette knife to mix paint so that it becomes second nature to you
- Laying out the colours on your palette in a consistent manner
- Colour mixing exercise to introduce you to the colours you will use in the 'Bush Walk' landscape
- Simplifying the composition from the original photo reference
- Create a tonal Block In as an under painting
- Mix clean vibrant colours and apply the paint in broad strokes without detail
- Following my step by step demonstration you will paint the featured 'Bush Walk' landscape full of depth light and shadow with your Palette Knife and 4 Primary Colours
- Lecture 3 covers a full list of art materials required for this course
The Palette Knife is a multipurpose painting tool. Use it to mix and apply paint to your canvas and it will give you a totally new and exciting painting experience!
With the Palette Knife:
Paint with more spontaneity without getting tight and detailed
Mix clean vibrant colours
Mix colours on your palette with more volume of paint
Spread the paint with broad strokes
Use the edge of the knife to paint lines and the tip to dab spots of paint
Lay one colour over another, wet in wet
Feel inspired to explore and develop your skills further with this bold and direct technique of painting
Palette Layout and Colour Mixing:
Having your colours organized on your palette can help to prevent you from randomly mixing colours all over the palette. I will show you a simple method of laying out your primary colours that you can use on a consistent basis to avoid confusion and mixing muddy colours!
I have placed a strong emphasis on Colour Mixing. I feel that having a good understanding of how to mix colours effectively will provide you with a solid foundation for painting your landscape. At the beginning of the course I will take you through a simple colour mixing exercise that will prepare and introduce you to a range of colours that you will be mixing for the featured 'Bush Walk' landscape.
Simplifying the Composition:
Before you commence the featured painting I will show you the original photo reference image that this landscape is based on. I will demonstrate how to simplify some of the elements in the picture to make the composition more interesting!
Follow my step by step demonstrations of the Colour Mixing Chart and 'Bush Walk' landscape and you will see plenty of close ups of the colour mixing from your point of view as if you were mixing the colours.
For this 'Bush Walk' landscape you will use a fan brush, palette knife and 4 Acrylic Colours. NOTE: The same principles and techniques also apply to Oils and can be used in exactly the same way!
Video 3 covers a full list of materials required for this course!
This Impressionist style approach with the palette knife can help to prevent you from falling into the trap of painting detail so that your painting doesn’t look tight and controlled. The palette knife can be great fun and allow you to paint broadly with expressive freedom.
So ENROLL NOW for a Palette Knife experience!
Who this course is for?
Beginners and Intermediates who want to:
Paint with the Palette Knife to bring a whole new approach to their paintings
Paint with a limited colour palette
Develop their skills in colour mixing
Use the palette knife to mix clean vibrant colours
Paint in a broad Impressionist style without getting caught up in detail
What bonuses are included in this course?
Photo reference of my Colour Mixing chart
Photo reference of the Original Landscape that the featured 'Bush Walk' painting is based on
Photo reference of my Landscape painting demonstration
Who this course is for:
- Beginners and Intermediates
Hello I'm Gerald a West Australian artist originally from the UK specialising in Landscapes and Abstracts using oils acrylics and pastels.
My journey into painting Australian landscapes began in the late 80's. The rich colours dynamic shadows and brilliant light triggered my enthusiasm and an urgency to start painting out in the open air known as 'en plein air'
I was a lecturer for 6 years at the School of Art Design and Media with the West Australian Department of Training and I have been painting landscapes and abstracts in oils acrylics and pastels for over 25 years.
During the last 10 years I have run many landscape and abstract workshops for groups couples and individuals and have a passion for helping people break through their self limitations. I have seen new students struggle and become frustrated whilst trying to make their paintings work. I've also seen the amazing transformation in students whose confidence and self belief has grown during my workshops. They were able let go have some fun in the process and give themselves permission to paint without any self expectations!
I'm excited and look forward with enthusiasm to sharing and bringing my many years of experience as an artist and teacher online. My mission is to help as many students as possible discover their abilities and talents during their journey into creating both Landscape and Abstract Paintings.