SF2415 Secluded Elegance step 9

The floor is now blocked in. I paint the entire surface, establishing the light and shadow pattern.

SF2415 Secluded Elegance step 10

Next perspective lines separating the individual tiles are drawn into the wet paint. Using a fine liner brush I work freehand, using the mahl stick would limit the movement of my arm. It would be difficult to make the lines straight.

SF2415 Secluded Elegance step 11

My paint is mixed for the Bougainvilleas, the mixtures are as follows. #1. Magenta + White. #2. Dioxazine Purple + Magenta + White. #3. Magenta + a tiny bit of Dioxazine Purple + White. #4. Mix #3 + White. #5. Viridian Green + White. #6 Pthalo Blue + a touch of White. #7. Viridian Green + Pthalo Blue + White. #8. Mixture #5 + more White.

VIDEO. Painting the Bougainvillea.

SF2415 Secluded Elegance step 12

The cascade of Bougainvilleas adorns the ancient adobe wall. If you’d like to see this or any of the other images larger just click on the picture. Thank you for following my blog. Please remember, if you have any questions please feel free to ask. Hugs,

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3 Responses to “Bougainvilleas”

  1. chris Says:

    I do have one question—you often paint those hanging peppers (?) before painting the wall behind it. why?

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Chris,
      Good question. When doing the initial sketch on canvas I washed the chili ristras in with Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. They look painted but at this point I still have to come back and finish them. I’ll add opaque brushwork to give texture to the individual peppers. Hope your pastels are going well for you.
      Hugs, Mikki

  2. Leopoldo Della Ciana Says:

    Hi Mikki, “Painting the bougainvillea” reminds me of this painting I
    found when surfing for Santorini images

    They are the one thing missing, except for the mill uphill!

    Even the clouds and the time of the year is the same down to many
    small details.

    All the best,

    Leopoldo Della Ciana

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