Today I begin with the rugged tile roof. The terra cotta tiles are mixes of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + White. Some greens from the landscape are added here and there to give the impression of moss growing on the tiles.
The Wisteria blossoms are blocked in with combinations of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White. Notice I turn my easel to paint the side of the gallery wrapped canvas.
Individual flower petals are highlighted with mixtures of Dioxazine Purple + White.
The shadows of the gates are Cadmium Red Deep, the sunlit portion is pure Cadmium Red Light. The edges of the boards are delineated with Cadmium Red Light + a little bit of White. Bracing my wrist against the mahl stick steadies my hand to pull the vertical lines into the wet paint of the gates.
Now for the tile floor. To begin, the entire surface is covered to establish the light and shadows. I come back to make the lines separating the individual pavers. Perspective lines are drawn first, then the horizontal ones.
It would be a little tricky to try and paint the bottom edge with the canvas on the easel. So I take the whole unit of canvas and cardboard off and rest it on Jack’s chair. It’s the perfect angle to finish the lower side of the gallery wrap canvas. And you can see, having the canvas attached to cardboard makes it easier to handle while the paint is wet. If you’d like to see how it was attached to the backing, CLICK HERE.
The floor is finished and the painting is back up on the easel. Let’s work on the fountain! Mixtures in various proportions of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White are used. MUD is added to make the darker shades.
Well…..the gardener is scheduled to be here for the next session to plant the flowers! Hope to see you then.
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