What advice do you have for blocking colour in environment paintings?
Antonia Bould, England
The two most important aspects to consider when blocking colours are the colour temperature and the lighting condition. Colour temperature refers to the warm and cold colour palettes, while outdoor lighting conditions include direct sunlight, overcast and night time.
Direct sunlight is dominated by the sun itself. The skylight is a diffuse, soft light that comes from many directions at once. Direct sunlight creates hard-edged cast shadow on the grounds.
An overcast setting is probably the best weather condition for photographers and painters. It enables the artists to see the true colours of a scene without the dramatic contrast of light and shadow.
There are two types of light sources present during the night: moonlight and artificial light. In a natural landscape