For the building in the left foreground I make mixtures of various proportions of Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Red Light + MUD + White. A couple of shades of Ultramarine Blue + White are also mixed.
The entire surface of the wall is covered, the distant part is bluer, or cooler, so it will fall back. The area underneath where the vines will drape down is made darker.
The darkness of the arched bridge accentuates the sunlit building beyond. My basic plan is that the dark buildings and water in the foreground will act like a tunnel directing the viewer’s eye to the light at the end.
The doors, windows and shutters are Viridian Green + Alizarin Crimson + White. The white borders around the windows are made cooler in the distance and warmer in the front helping to give the feeling of depth in the painting. The upright plane of the steps is darker while the flat top is lighter because it receives more illumination from the sky.
The Bougainvillea rambling over the bridge is painted with mixes of Magenta + White and Magenta + Dioxazine Purple + White. Leaves are then added using Viridian Green + Cadmium Yellow Medium. Hope you’ll come back and visit our studio tomorrow, we’ll be working on the water. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik