Learn how to paint en Plein air
with Mark Mehaffey as he demonstrates how to paint a trestle bridge in dramatic morning light.
Using a limited palette of primary colors, he creates beautiful greens, blues, lights, and shadows. Begin with an overview of the materials Mark utilizes when painting on location, then find out how to create a value plan sketch in order to work out the composition of your painting prior to blocking in the large shapes. You'll learn how to mix colors using arestricted palette of primary colors in warm and cool tones to make vibrant hues and shades. Then, you'll discover how to add smaller shapes and refine them.
Acrylics in a split primary palette of Holbein and Golden colors:
Cadmium Yellow Light (cool)
Cadmium Yellow Deep (warm)
Quinacridone Crimson (cool) or Alizarin Crimson Hue
Cadmium Red Light (warm)
Phthalo Blue (cool)
Ultramarine Blue (warm)
Brites (short flats), Winton brand or Rosemary (bristle and nylon)
Pre-gessoed Ampersand panels
Water and water container
Plastic bag full of paper towels
Masterson Sta-wet Palette