On to Carmel!

A new commission today! My collector saw this painting on my blog and decided he would like to surprise his wife with a similar piece!

This VIGNETTE of Carmel also caught his attention.

The piece is on a 10 inch by 10 inch cradled panel with the sides painted in black acrylic. We start by sketching up the basic plan on canvas. Gary decided a pergola would be cool instead of the arch. After establishing the horizon line I draw the basic architecture with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. Please remember, you may enlarge any of the pictures, just click on the image.

He suggested an opening in the courtyard wall to imply steps and an easy access to the beach below the terrace. Bracing against the mahl stick steadies my hand as I delineate the round back of the wrought iron chair.

The wine bottle has been drawn with a thin mix of Sap Green + Liquin. The wine is a wash of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. Some of this mixture is pulled over the Sap Green to give the impression of wine remaining in the bottle.

The rocky shoreline of the Carmel coast is drawn in the distance, flowers are labeled and we’re ready to begin painting in our next session. Hope you have a wonderful day. With Big Hugs and Colorful Smiles!

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