Jack’s newest article is out on FineArtStudioOnline.


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Wasn’t that a fun article? Jack is such a great storyteller. Now….back to painting. The blooms of the Wisteria cascading over the courtyard wall are made of Dioxazine Purple + White.

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The tile floor is painted with the light and dark pattern, then the perspective lines are drawn into the wet paint with a fine liner brush.

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The challenge is drawing the perspective lines on the floor over on to the sides of the gallery wrapped canvas. It’s much easier to do this with the canvas flat. Since the canvas is mounted to cardboard I can handle the wet painting with ease. Molly, our studio supervisor, makes certain I get it all correct.

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The floors are done and we’re finished for today. One of our readers asked a great question that I’d like to share with all of you. I noticed in this painting, Secluded Elegance, (you can click on the link to go to that blog) that you added cool highlights on the tile floor quite near the front of the painting and it totally seems to work and look wonderful. I wouldn’t have tried that thinking it would push something too far back or been too challenging to make what was behind it look like it was in its proper place. If you have a moment sometime to help me understand your thought process on this, I would be very appreciative.

Here is my response: The cool highlights nearer the front are actually the back edge of the foreground shadow. By adding some cool brushstrokes there it makes that edge recede. Also I’ve made a few cool green strokes in the area where my signature is. The green intensifies the red signature. 

So……please feel free to ask questions. One of my main purposes in writing this blog is to help fellow artists. Hugs,

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