Bright Doorway

SA0215 Step 6

The cheery door is painted with mixes of Cadmium Yellow Deep + a touch of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) for the shadow and pure Cadmium Yellow Medium for the sunlit portion. Viridian Green + MUD + White is used for the window. The addition of MUD mutes the green so it will fall back into the dim light under the Wisteria.

SA0215 Step 7

Various combinations of Cadmium Orange + a tiny bit of Pthalo Blue + MUD + White are now mixed. Then the entire area of the old satillo tile is completely painted, establishing the light and shadow pattern. Some of the door, border and wall colors are pulled down into the floor directly below the portal. This will give the impression of reflections when we’re finished.

SA0215 Step 8

Using a fine liner brush the perspective lines of the tile are drawn freehand into the wet floor paint.

SA0215 Step 9

After the horizonal lines between the tiles are delineated work begins on the large terra-cotta containers. I just add some Cadmium Red Light into the floor mixes for the planters.

SA0215 Step 10

The fountain is painted with an adobe mix made of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + MUD + White. The light and shadow areas are blocked in first.

SA0215 Step 11

We’ll let the fountain dry overnight. Tomorrow I’ll add the water splashing down and all the colorful flowers. Thanks for following along today. Oh, just want to let you know. We’ve been having some major website issues. So if you go to Jack’s or my site please know we’re aware of the pages that come up as errors. We’re definitely working to get them resolved. Hugs,

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