Adobe and Wisteria

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The adobe building is painted first with mixes of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. More MUD is added to darken the shadows. Don’t forget, you can click on any of the pictures to see them larger!

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After adding the tile roof I come back and drag the poles and cross bars of the ladder into the wet paint of the adobe wall.

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The window and door are made with light and dark shades of Rembrandt Phthalo Turquoise Blue + White.

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Resting my wrist on the mahl stick to steady my hand I delineate the willow stick uprights in the window of the door.

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Now for the wispy Wisteria. The mixes for the flowers are several combinations of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White. The foliage colors ,#2, are Cadmium Yellow Medium + Pthalo Blue. #3. A thin mix of Pthalo Blue + Liquin which will be used to add cool, darks in the depth of the leaves.

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At the top right you can see how I’ve blocked in the Flowers First. On the other side I’m painting the Leaves Last. I work around the blossom color, helping to give them shape.

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The last step in painting the Wisteria is to indicate the individual petals of the flowers. Then the trunk, limbs and ladder are highlighted. I appreciate you following along. Please feel free to ask questions, this blog is for you! Hugs,

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2 Responses to “Adobe and Wisteria”

  1. mikemannis Says:

    Hi Mikki,
    I really like viewing your blogs posts. This post reminded me of the place that I painted at this past weekend. Check it out.


    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Good Morning Mike,
      I’m so glad you enjoy my blogs. Thank you for sending the picture of your painting. You’ve done a nice job with this! I really like the shadows cast by the vigas. Isn’t Santa Fe a wonderful source of painting ideas? Thank you again for sharing.
      Have a wonderful day and HAPPY PAINTING,

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