This video is excerpted from a demonstration given at a workshop, “Landscape Painting in Skagit Valley” (Washington), with Mitchell Albala (Gage Academy of Art) July, 2010.
“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light” – Hans Hoffman
When working outdoors (and in the studio) landscape painters are constantly in search of a color solution that works right. We may follow nature’s lead, borrowing considerably from what we see, but successful color also involves the application of a strategy. This video clip talks about those strategies in general and gives specific examples of the analogous harmony and complementary color strategies.
Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice
Chapter 8: Light and Color.
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