Painting Amalfi

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Let’s get painting! Here are my color recipes. #1. Ultramarine Blue + White. #2. Ultramarine Blue + a tiny bit of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. #3. Mix #2 + a little touch of Pthalo Blue + White. #4. Two shades of MUD + Ultramarine Blue + White. #5. Cobalt Blue + White. #6. Pthalo Blue + White. Why do we call MUD, MUD? CLICK HERE to find out and learn more about our double primary mixing system.

VIDEO! I start with the sky because it is the source of light for the piece. When it is complete I “PAINT FORWARD” beginning with the farthest bluffs.

VIDEO! Work on the background continues.

VIDEO!  Adding some of the details on the delightful coastal village.

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Reflections of the old fort on the rocky outcropping are dragged straight down into the water below.

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Then a few horizontal brushstrokes are made across the reflections. This gives the feeling of waves moving in to crash against the shoreline.

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I follow a simple rule in painting the ocean: Muted colors go back, Intense or bright colors come forward. The Mediterranean water is made duller in the distance. Mixes of Ultramarine Blue + MUD + White are used. Moving to the middle ground slightly darker mixtures of Ultramarine Blue + White and Ultramarine Blue + Pthalo Blue + White are used. The closest water is Pthalo Blue + White making it very intense. This helps to give the feeling of depth in the piece. The shallow water nearest the beach is made a bit greener. The creamy yellow sand influences the blue water over it, making it appear more green!

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The view from the terrace is complete! Thanks for following along today. BIG HUGS,

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3 Responses to “Painting Amalfi”

  1. Stanley Schwab Says:

    Mikki, WOW! It’s awesome! We love it. Lonnie and Stan


  2. Kuya Khimm Says:

    Thank You Mikki for this Link….and Big Thank you for this mini tutorial!!!

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