Let’s Start Painting

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I begin with the roof. Several mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White are used to block in the rough cedar shake shingles. A few randomly placed strokes of Ultramarine Blue + White give them a weathered look. As you’re reading through my blog please remember if you would like to enlarge any of the pictures just click on the image.

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Dark lines separating the individual shakes are made of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. A lighter version of the shingle color is used for the highlight. Next the shadow on the adobe wall under the eaves is painted. After delineating its truck the Bougainvillea is blocked in with mixtures of various proportions of Magenta + White.

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The foliage is painted in and around the Magenta, forming the bracts of the Bougainvillea. Following this sequence, Flowers First, Leaves Last helps to keep the blossom color crisp and clean. If the greens were done first, my brush would pick up some of it as the flowers were painted, making their bright color muddy.

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The finishing step on the “Bougie” is to add highlights on the leaves and bracts glimmering in the sunshine.

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The adobe wall is now covered with mixtures of Cadmium Orange + MUD + a touch of Pthalo Blue + White. More MUD is added into the mix to make the darker hues. If you would like a detailed explanation of our Double Primary Color Mixing System CLICK HERE. We enjoyed having you visit our studio today, hope you’ll come back soon. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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