On a Clear Day You Can See Forever…..

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OK, let’s get to painting. My colors are mixed and ready to go! #1. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. #2. Mix #1 + Alizarin Crimson + White. #3. The #2 mixture + Cadmium Orange + White. #4. Mix #3 + White. #5. Cobalt Blue + White. #6. Pthalo Blue + White. #7. Mixture #6 + a touch of Lemon Yellow + White. If you’d like to find out more about our Double Primary Color Mixing system CLICK HERE.

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The sky is painted lighter at the horizon with Mix #7. Mixture #5 is used for the uppermost portion, while #6 is used in the transitional area between.

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Mixtures #1 and 2 make up the shadow portions of the clouds hovering over the horizon. #3 and 4 are reserved for the areas touched by the sunlight. Please remember as you read through my blog, you can enlarge the images by clicking on the picture.

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A simple rule is followed for painting the ocean: Muted or Dull Colors go Back; Bright, Intense Colors Come Forward. The most distant part nearest the horizon is made of MUD + Ultramarine Blue + White. The actual horizon line is softened so it will recede. The colors progressively get more intense coming forward. Mixes of Ultramarine Blue + White are used in the middle distance. Pthalo Blue is added into the mixtures for the water closest to the viewer.

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A quaint seaside village nestles at the base of the nearest bluff. Small brushstrokes of a muted Terra Cotta made of MUD + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White are used to delineate the rooftops.

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A shaft of sunlight illuminates a distant cove. Broken lines of White + Ultramarine Blue are made along the base of the bluffs, indicating the crashing surf pounding against the rocky shore. I appreciate all of the kind comments you’ve made, thank you for following my blog. And do feel free to ask questions as we go! Hugs,

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