Acrylic landscape painting techniques. Lessons for beginners Part 4

Uploaded by willkempartschool on 16.12.2011

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
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