Learn to create great landscape paintings by improving your foundational color skills with Ian Roberts!
Mastery of color and color theory understanding are some of the most important skills to have to create successful landscape paintings. In this video workshop, Ian will help you master color to make your paintings stand out in a crowd! Ian will guide you through the use of Color Shapes (simplifying what you see into color blocks on your canvas) and Roadmap of Intentions (carefully planning and executing your composition for a good finished work). You'll learn how to accurately mix color to achieve the correct hue, value, and intensity to best portray your subject. Once you've got the basics down, paint along with Ian as he completes two simple landscape studies step-by-step to put your new painting lessons into practice.
Preview Color: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success now to learn painting tips that will lead the viewer through your painting using color intensity to direct the eye.
To make mastering color easy, Color: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success is broken into these chapters:
- Design & Color
Take a look at the landscape you're going to paint and observe the way the color shapes work together to help create a unified painting that will guide the viewer's eye through your work.
- Color Qualities
Explore hue, value, and intensity, as well as temperature and palette set-up to ensure that you're able to identify and mix the colors you need for your painting.
- Color Mixing: Hue
Ian will lead you through practice demonstrations mixing oil paint to achieve the color you desire. He'll also explain how to apply the same color mixing principals to watercolor and pastel.
- Color Mixing: Value & Intensity
Practice mixing your colors in a variety of values and intensities to make sure you have a thorough understanding of how these elements will affect your work.
- Color Demo: Simple Shapes
Learn to apply your new color mixing skills to a painting study of simple color shapes.
- Color Demo: Break Up Shapes
Take the next step and apply color mixing to your painting study, adding variations in hue and intensity to break up simple shapes and add variety to your work, creating interest and leading the viewer's eye.
- Color Review & Wrap Up
Ian reviews the principals covered in the workshop to ensure you have a thorough understanding of your new color techniques and mixing instruction.
To get the most out of your landscape paintings, make sure you take a look at the other video workshops in this series:
Design: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success
Plein Air: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success
Cadmium Yellow Light (or Lemon)
Cadmium Yellow Medium (or Dark)
Cadmium Red Light
Chrome Oxide Green
Color chips from paint store (low intensity colors)
ABOUT IAN ROBERTS
Painting for over 40 years, Ian's work can be seen in the U.S. and Canada, and he is an artist member of the California Art Club and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Ian teaches plein air painting internationally through his school Atelier Saint-Luc, and he is author of Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting, published by North Light Books. Visit him at ianroberts.com for more information.