Painting Back-Lit Aspens with Keith Bond
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Expand your landscape painting skills with energetic lighting.Are you a landscape artist who would like to energize your paintings using the back-lit technique? The focus of this course is to learn to accurately see the relative values and subtle shifts in color temperature in aspen trees.
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
Imagine if you could paint a back-lit forest scene beautifully and with confidence! Fine artist Keith Bond will teach you how in his painting back-lit aspens course. The focus of this workshop is to learn to accurately see the relative values and subtle shifts in color temperature in aspen trees. With this understanding, you will be able to paint aspens in a more convincing way.
- Value & Light Exercise
A few brief exercises design to help you see value and light in a simple and straightforward way without all the complexities found in nature. We will first paint a couple of white cylinders in grayscale.
- Reflected Light Exercise
The second exercise will introduce other colored objects to demonstrate how reflected light affects the white cylinders.
- Warm & Cool Lights Exercise
The third exercise will introduce both warm and cool light sources. Through these exercises, you will learn to see more clearly how direct light, indirect light, and reflected light all affect the color temperature and value.
- Aspen Grove Painting Demo
During the remainder of the workshop, I will paint a demo of a grove of aspen trees. I will apply the principles of value and design to create a dynamic composition. I will discuss the importance of drawing and what that means in landscape painting. And of course, I will demonstrate how to fill the painting full of light by applying the lessons learned during the exercises.
At the end of this course, you will be able to add beauty to your landscapes by mastering the back-lit effect in your forest scenes.