Architectural Detailing

Now that the distant landscape is finished the adobe buildings are blocked in with mixes of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White.

A flower design is carved into the wet paint of the beam over the, soon to be, Red Door.

The Shell shaped topping over the window is now constructed.  As when delineating the carving over the door, my wrist is braced against the mahl stick to steady my hand. I know this sounds ridiculous but holding the brush at the far end of the long handle gives you better control. If you hold the brush close to the ferrule any jiggle you make transfers to the line you are drawing. Holding it at the tail of the handle reduces any shakes.

With a little carving at the top of the trim on each side of the window this painting is going to have a real feeling of Santa Fe. You may click on the image to enlarge the picture in order to see the designs better.

Trumpet Vine cascades over the shell topped window. Notice how the trunk extends on to the side of the gallery wrap canvas. 

Wisteria embraces the Red Door. Its soft blooms are made with mixes of Dioxazine Purple + White while the foliage is combinations of Viridian Green + Cadmium Yellow Deep + White. I appreciate you following along today. Hope to see you again soon. With HUGS and COLORFUL SMILES!


One Response to “Architectural Detailing”

  1. Shirley Says:

    Love your little cameos within your paintings!

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