Villa with a View

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Now for the heavy construction on the villa. We’ll start with the terra-cotta tile roof. Many of you have asked for the color recipes for the tiles so here goes. #1. Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson). #2. Mix #1 + White. #3. Cadmium Orange + MUD. #4. Ultramarine Blue + White. #5. Mix #3 + a touch of Pthalo Blue + White. #6. Mix #3 + White. #7. Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. #8. Pthalo Blue + White. The basic colors of our Double Primary Mixing System are at the top of my palette. If you would like to learn more about our color mixing system CLICK HERE. Leftover paint from yesterday’s session is placed in rows on the left.

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The roof area is covered with several of the darker shades. Blue is added toward the back of the roof on the right to make it recede.

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I come back and add the highlights with the lighter terra-cotta shades. The brush strokes are applied thickly, giving the roof lots of texture. A few dabs of the Pthalo Blue mixes are made here and there to give the feeling of moss covered tiles. You can enlarge the picture by clicking on the image.

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My colors for the old, stone villa are as follows: #1. Two shades of Ultramarine Blue + White. #2. MUD + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + a tiny bit of White. #3. MUD + Cadmium Orange + a touch of Pthalo Blue + White. #4. Mix #2 + White. #5. Mix #3 + White.

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The walls are covered, establishing the light and shadow patterns on the textured stone facade. After blocking in the shadows under the roof I come back and delineate the rounded ends of the terra-cotta tiles. This is done with a mix of MUD + a tiny bit of Liquin.

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Cobalt Blue + White doors, windows and shutters add a bright touch of color that compliments the old stone. My wrist is braced on a mahl stick to steady my hand as the details are painted. What is a mahl stick? CLICK HERE to find out.

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A little landscaping finishes out the villa overlooking the field of Lavender. Notice the Poplar trees in the distance are made cooler, or bluer than the ones up by the building. Can you see how they fall back? The warm greens of the Poplars next to the house make them appear to be closer. Tomorrow we’ll be working on those luscious Sunflowers. See you then! Hugs,

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One Response to “Villa with a View”

  1. Saartjie van den Bergh Says:

    Hi Mikki Hope you are well! Thank you for all you wonderful demos! It is such an inspiration and I learn a lot from! We as so blessed to get all you demos and how you mix your paints. Thank you again and may God bless you in abundance!

    Saartjie van den Bergh

    082 324 9069

    “Soar like an eagle, higher and higher”

    Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:34:20 +0000 To:

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