A Well Worn Path

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The adobe wall lining the walk to the Mission is painted warmer in the foreground and bluer at the far end. This makes it appear to recede.

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Next the entire area of the walk is covered with mixtures of Cadmium Orange + MUD ( Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. Some of the cool colors from the distant mountains are worked into the farthest part of the floor to make it go back. My goal at this point is to establish the light and shadow patterns. The brushstrokes are short and choppy, giving texture to the old pavers.

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Perspective lines are randomly drawn into the wet paint of the floor with a fine liner brush. The lower level in the foreground is made curved to add additional interest to the painting.

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The brush is dipped in a thin wash of MUD + Liquin and the horizontal lines separating the irregular terra-cotta tiles are made.

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Wouldn’t it be so cool if those ancient pavers and the old Mission walls could talk? What stories they’d tell. Please remember, if you’d like to enlarge any of the images just click on the picture. Thanks for visiting today. Hugs,

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