This mural painting was made in my studio and installed to the mural for bakery decoration, perfect matches for the company colors of cakes and chocolates. This autumn landscape mural painting was referred and inspired by the landscape artist Romanello - famous for breathtaking and incredible sceneries.
"I particularly like the bright, blended autumnal colors", this landscape painting makes me excited because of its unified color composition. The simplicity of beauty was captured in this beautiful piece of art.
This landscape painting is mainly divided with three main groups, such as land, water and the sky. The ambiance and mode of the painting is determine according to sunlight position, it influences the shadows, contrasts and colors. One of the most crucial aspects for getting a landscape painting to look authentic or realistic is to have the direction of the light consistent across all the elements in a painting. Actually, this 'rule' applies to any subject painting.
Side or low lighting is where the light hits objects from one side. In nature, side lighting occurs at early dawn and sunset, producing long shadows.
Balancing the hot and cool colors are important, the land mass are detailed with texture while cool colors stays calm and bare. The river banks are scattered with dry leaves of exiting colors such as brown, pink, maroons and chocolates. The hot autumn colors are balance by river bed and sky which serve as the breathing space of this landscape composition.
The colors and light that are used for painting autumn landscapes make an artwork easily identifiable for the viewer, making the painting more realistic. These concepts is mastered with careful observation and practice.
Warm hues are colors that contain a bit of yellow or red. Since orange is a secondary color made of yellow and red, any orange will work for autumn paintings. This is also true for tertiary colors (colors that are made by mixing a secondary and primary color) such as gold and browns.
Trees are not colored with brown trunks and leaves that are simply green if it's summer, red if it's autumn, or absent if it's winter. The 'secret' to painting believable trees is an understanding of the underlying structure of trees complemented by observation of different species.
Autumn Mural Landscape Mural Painting 4.5 x 10 ft. - Montreal
Mixing greens - to quote Picasso: "They'll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never." The variety and intensity of greens that occur in nature is quite awesome. When mixing a green, use the fact that green have either a blue or a yellow bias as the starting point in determining the proportions of mix. ( But remember the shade of green something is in a landscape does change depending on the time of day and what was a bluish green this morning may well be a yellowish green this evening.)
Each different blue/yellow combination will give a different green, plus the variations from the proportions of each you mix. In other case the background of this landscape have applied with misty subdued greens to emphasize the depth and the distance of the objects.
The use of Muted Greens - in painting of this landscape, I use mix of little black with various yellows will produce a range of muted greens and khakis. The application theory of muted greens is to add the black to the yellow, not yellow to black; and need mix in only a little black paint to darken a yellow, but it will take a comparatively large amount of yellow paint.