Floor and More….


We’re ready to begin on the satillo tile floor. My color mixtures are shown above. The recipes are as follows: #1. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange. #2. A couple of mixes of Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light + MUD. #3. Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + White. #5. All five blobs are combinations in various proportions of Cadmium Orange + MUD + White + just a tiny bit of Pthalo Blue. If you would like to know more about our Double Primary Color Mixing System that Jack developed CLICK HERE.


The entire floor area is covered to begin with, this allows me to get the light and shadow patterns just the way I want them.


A fine liner brush is used to pull the perspective lines into the wet paint of the floor.


The painting, still attached to the cardboard backing, is securely balanced between my easel and taboret. It certainly is easier to work on the bottom edge with the piece flat. That Molly is a ham. She was sound asleep until I went to take the photo, then she started rolling around! You may click on the image to see it larger.


The edges of the tiles are highlighted where the sun illuminates them.


Now I come back and finish the zig zag braces on the shutters. Don’t you think they add charm to the piece?


The individual chili peppers in the ristra are sculpted with thick paint mixtures of Cadmium Red Deep + Alizarin Crimson + White.


Cadmium Red Light is added to the floor mixes to use for the terra cotta containers. And that’s all for today’s session. Hope you’ll come back again to watch the progress of this piece. I’ll have a VIDEO in the next post! HUGS,

One Response to “Floor and More….”

  1. bonita austin Says:

    The cat looks as though she is enjoying the painting lesson. So cute and relaxed.

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