Blue Walls, Red Borders, Yellow Door

SL12513 Azul Courtyard Step 4

My colors are mixed for those wonderful blue walls. As a base I’m using Cobalt Blue, a color that is not normally found on our palette but is perfect for this particular painting.#1. Cobalt Blue + a touch of Pthalo Blue + a bit of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. #2. Cobalt Blue + a little Pthalo Blue + White. #3. Mix #2 + more White. #4. Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Red Light + MUD + White. #5. Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Red Light + White. #6. Mixture #5 + more White. If you would like to learn more about our Double Primary Color Mixing System CLICK HERE.

SL12513 Azul Courtyard Step 5

After the light and shadow patterns are established on the blue walls I begin working on the red bordering the door and window. If you would like to enlarge the picture just click on the image.

SL12513 Azul Courtyard Step 6

The green window is Pthalo Blue + a little Cadmium Orange + White. I keep the color muted so it will fall into the shadow. The dark area of the door is Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange + a little MUD.

SL12513 Azul Courtyard Step 7

Pure Cadmium Yellow Medium is used for the portion of the door in the sunshine. WOW, aren’t those primary colors stunning! This is such a fun departure from the adobe walls I normally paint. Thanks for following along today. If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. And if you enjoy my blog please CLICK the FaceBook LIKE Button. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged!

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