Distant Vines

SB1013 Allure of Napa Valley Step 16

Painting forward the closest mountain is made even warmer. Soft greens are mixed from various combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. Some of the blues from the more distant mountains are also worked into this one.

SB1013 Allure of Napa Valley Step 17

The trunks of the Eucalyptus Trees are now blocked in. Since the sun is pouring into the painting from the left the trees provide a dark upright to stop the light from taking the viewer’s eye out of the painting.

SB1013 Allure of Napa Valley Step 18

Soft reds made of Alizarin Crimson +  White are used for the barn.

SB1013 Allure of Napa Valley Step 19

The trees surrounding the barn are finished. I begin working forward on the vineyards in the valley below. The entire field is painted with cool greens, notice how the distant part is made bluer so it will recede. The rows are added into the wet paint of the vines. The brown of the dirt gets bluer at the far end of the rows.

SB1013 Allure of Napa Valley Step 20

Posts supporting the vines are drawn into the wet paint of the dirt rows with a fine liner brush dipped in MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. You may have to enlarge the picture to see this, just click on the image. The field is complete, the perspective of the vineyard rows helps to direct your gaze to the barn. Have a wonderful day and hope you’ll visit tomorrow, we should finish up! Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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