Stately Palms

SH5813 Tuscan Red Step 11

The water is made muted, or duller, in the distance becoming brighter and more intense in the front. This is another one of those rules that help to give a painting depth: Muted colors recede, Intense colors come forward.  A few strokes of a light blue mixed with Ultramarine + White are made along the shoreline in the background to indicate waves hitting the rocks.

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I love Palm Trees and the sound of their fronds rustling in the breeze. These Washingtonians are blocked in with various shades of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. The sky is still wet which allows me to make the edges of the fronds soft, giving the feeling of movement.

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Next the large Date Palm is painted using the same mixtures. To see any of these images larger just click on the picture.

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Different mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow + White are used for the tall Italian Cypress Trees guarding the village. I especially love the old, stone church steeple that rises above the stalwart pillars of green. Jack and I are so glad you visited our studio today. Have a great evening and we’ll see you tomorrow! Hugs,

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One Response to “Stately Palms”

  1. bonita austin Says:

    This is going to be a gorgeous one. It takes me back a few
    years to Provence and Italy.
    Bonnie

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