A Glimpse of Arenal

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The curved pathway is covered entirely in thick juicy brushstrokes, establishing the light and shadow patterns.

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A fine liner brush dipped in a mix of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin is used to draw the lines separating the irregular pavers into the wet paint of the walk. The curved perspective lines are drawn first, followed by the horizontal cracks between the individual tiles. You can click on the image to see this larger.

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The canvas is taken off the easel to finish the bottom edge. Having the painting mounted to cardboard helps in handling the wet canvas. Would you like to see how I attach the canvas to the double ply cardboard? Just CLICK HERE to find out.

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White Orchids grow behind the Pagoda. Since the flowers float above the foliage I paint the leaves first. Then the White of the exotic blossoms is gently “Laid” on top of the wet background.

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Magenta centers and curly stems finish out the Orchids. The water in the small pond is first painted, then work begins on the Pagoda. The color of the legs is “Pulled Down” into the water to give the impression of reflections.

SD1316 A Glimpse of Arenal 14x14A Glimpse of Arenal     14 inches by 14 inches

A few Water Lilies float on the surface of the pond and we’re………DONE! As soon as A Glimpse of Arenal is dry enough to ship the surprise painting will be off to Jeana’s sister. I appreciate you following along and all of your kind comments. Keep coming back! Big Hugs,

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3 Responses to “A Glimpse of Arenal”

  1. Marisa montanari martyniak mughollo Says:

    Minha querida.! Como te admiro!
    Como seu dom é Divino!
    É dom do Deus Criador!
    Que voce viva muito!
    Guardo com muito carinho seus email
    Um dia ainda quero pintar um pouco do que tenho visto de suas obras maravilhosas.

  2. Bea's Art and Design Says:

    Love your generosity, sharing your talent with other painters!!

  3. Paintbrush1984 Says:

    Lovely! Waiting for updates on your next creation. What will it be?

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