Curving Courtyard


Time to paint the curving courtyard floor. The surface of the courtyard is first covered with the light and shadow pattern. Then the lines separating the tiles are drawn into the wet paint of the floor. The VIDEO above shows the entire process. Please remember, if you have any questions feel free to ask.

SE2015 Summer Splendor Step 9

Sunlight streaming across the courtyard will illuminate the Hollyhocks to the right of the gate. But first let’s work on the Sunflowers.

SE2015 Summer Splendor Step 10

The large blossoms are blocked in with mixes of MUD + Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow Medium + a touch of Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Yellow Medium. Then the rest of the foliage is painted.

SE2015 Summer Splendor Step 11

After making the dark centers, the individual petals of the Sunflowers glistening in the light are delineated. We should finish up in the next session. I’m going to have a video showing how I paint the White Hollyhocks. Hope you’ll come back and see how they turn out! Hugs,

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2 Responses to “Curving Courtyard”

  1. Annette Says:

    beautiful Mikki.

  2. Leon and Peggy Black Says:

    Grandchildren spent the night…I showed them the video
    as one of them loves art. They liked it!

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