How we interpret color in plein air is very different from how we work with color in the studio.
Category: Landscape Theory
A new painting demonstrates key lessons in color strategies, movement in composition, and working with photos.
A gold ground offers a unique color “metaphor,” with paintings by the author and reviews of gold gesso and paint.
In the field, the plein air painter needs to be able to extract essential cues from an otherwise boring composition.
Progress photos and details from each phase demonstrate the four essential steps of landscape.
Learn how the underpainting color can help support the color direction.
Neutral colors don’t shout as loudly as bright colors, but they are very capable of building harmonious color relationships.
In the second of three articles, the unique dual nature of complementary colors are explored.
In the first of three articles, one of the most effective ways to create unity among colors is explored — analogous harmony.
In the realm of color, more is not necessarily better. Learn how limiting color choices can produce more harmonious paintings.