The Terrace Pergola

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The whitewashed buildings just below the terrace are now painted. For the sunlit portion of the stucco I use a cool White made of White + a tiny bit of Ultramarine Blue. This will make the buildings drop into the distance. I’ll use a warmer mix of White for the part of the terrace shutters illuminated by the sun. My wrist is braced against the mahl stick to steady my hand as I delineate the details of the Severs Green + White window frame and shutters.

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The columns supporting the Pergola are painted with several shades of warm White. Mixes of White + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + a teeny touch of Cadmium Orange in different proportions are used. Pure White + a little Ultramarine Blue + a bit of Cadmium Orange is used for the filtered light streaking down the round column.

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It’s fun dragging the lacy shadows of the Bougainvillea across the yellow wall. Two shades of Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD + a little Cadmium Orange + White are used for the building.

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Here are my color recipes for the Bougainvillea. #1. Alizarin Crimson + Magenta + White. #2. Magenta + a tiny bit of White. #3. Alizarin Crimson + White. #4. Two shades of Viridian Green + White. #5. Pthalo Blue + White.

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The colorful bracts of the Bougainvillea are blocked in first with a large Bright (Square) brush.

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The foliage is painted around the masses of Red, helping to shape the flowers. You can click on the image to see it larger 🙂

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The Bougainvillea cascades over the pergola, the rays of sun drifting through its long arms will bathe the terrace in filtered light. The trunk of the Wisteria on the left side is added and we’re done for today. Hope you’ll come back and watch the next session. I hope to have a VIDEO for you! BIG HUGS,

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3 Responses to “The Terrace Pergola”

  1. pierceclark Says:

    What is Severs Green?


    Donna Pierce-Clark

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Donna,
      Severs Green is a beautiful green produced by Rembrandt Oil Paints! It’s a great color for doors and shutters. I appreciate you following my blog. Hugs, Mikki

  2. Terri Says:

    So beautiful!

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