Video Archive: Paint the “Seasons of Tuscany” in Acrylics – Autumn with Lynn Stender


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Paint seasons of the Tuscan Landscape!

In this course we will paint a landscape in different color palettes ; Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

I will provide a photo of a landscape but if you have one your own you would like to use, that is great. I will demonstrate using the subject I provide for you, with a limited palette of colors for each season, and change the foliage accordingly.

For example, fields of poppies in spring, sunflowers in the summer, golden autumn leaves in fall, and lavender shadows on snow covered hills in Winter….

I will explain the importance of understanding the complementary color wheel and how it makes your paintings come alive!

Acrylic paint is very versatile and is the perfect medium for a beginner and accomplished painter as well.

Please join me as we enjoy our Virtual travels to Tuscany with our paint brush and canvas in hand.

This week we will concentrate on the colors of the Fall!

Message from Lynn:

Join me for a warm autumn day in Tuscany.    Lets capture the golden warmth of Autumn. This lesson will have simple Architecture to include in our Landscape. A welcoming Villa sitting on the Horizon.  The harvested vineyards in the Fall turn golden and red, complementary colors of greens and lavenders will make your painting glow.

We are using Acrylic Paint.  I will go over the Color wheel and the limited palette we will be using to create our Fall Landscape. The basic colors you will need are:  (starter sets are great if this is your first time using Acrylics.)

• Titanium White
• Black/ Paynes Grey
• Cadmium Yellow
• Yellow Ochre/ or Quinacridone Gold
• Ultramarine Blue
• Cobalt Blue
• Cadmium Red
• Sap Green
• Alizarin Crimson
• Camium red
• Burnt Umber
• Raw Umber

I will be working on a small Canvas, 8 x 10 or 11 x 14. What ever size you are comfortable with is fine.
I use a set of Acrylic Brushes, which include a 1/2 flat, 1/4 flat, 3 rounds, #6, #8, #12.  Please have two containers of water, paper towels or paint rags. I use a Masterson covered palette with a sponge to keep my paints wet. If you don’t have a palette, paper plates or palette paper pads will work.  There are many starter sets available on line, , or Amazon. Liqutex, and Golden brands have complete sets.

The Seasons of Tuscany-Autumn, by Lynn Stender