Village Overlook

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Now for the village. The stone buildings are painted in a range of colors mixed from various combinations of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. It’s surprising how many different colors can be made by mixing these.

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After the Terra-Cotta rooftops are painted with mixes of Cadmium Orange + MUD + White I just have to add a colored door! If you would like to enlarge the picture just click on the image.

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The area inside the stone wall was a cemetery in my reference picture. I thought a garden filled with flowers would be a happier alternative šŸ™‚

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The ground that is visible between the rows of grape vines is first blocked in. Then I paint the mass of green making up the vineyard. The greens are made cooler, or bluer, toward the back. This follows another one of those simple rules that help to give a painting depth: Cool colors go back, Warm colors come forward.

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The vines are now completely covered. Next I go back in and add dark into the green to delineate the rows. Tomorrow we’ll be painting POPPIES! It’s going to be fun. Hope you’ll come watch. Hugs,

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