Fiery Red

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The dark arch of the doorway accentuates the sunlit Tuscan hillside beyond. All of the wall colors are mixed with different proportions of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + MUD + White. The front edge of the thick jamb is darker than the most distant edge which is made bluer so it will recede.

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Sun filters down through the Wisteria. Since I’ll be painting the rambling, purple vine later I have to envision ahead how the shadows will stream across the wall and door.

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The shadow of our door is made of Cadmium Red Deep + Alizarin Crimson, the sunny portion is pure Cadmium Red Light. Don’t forget, you can click on any of the pictures to see them larger 🙂

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The edges of the individual planks of the door are drawn into the wet paint with a fine liner brush. My wrist is braced against my mahl stick to steady my hand. AND….what is a mahl stick? Just CLICK HERE to find out.

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Fiery Red is the Chinese color of luck and happiness. And the combination of a red door and yellow Sunflowers is especially full of smiles. I love the way Jack said, “It brings joy to the soul”. What do you think? Have a wonderful day. Hugs,

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