Southwest Inspiration

Our next step is to tile the floor of the entryway. The entire surface is first covered to establish the light and shadow pattern. Then the perspective lines of the rows of satillo tiles are drawn into the wet paint with a fine liner brush. I do this freehand; bracing against the mahl stick would limit the movement of my hand and I couldn’t make straight lines.

Horizontal lines separating the tiles are drawn, then the edges of the individual pavers are highlighted. If you’d like to see this better you may click on the image to enlarge the picture.

Let’s plant Geraniums! They are blocked in FLOWERS FIRST (1) and LEAVES LAST (2). Cadmium Red Deep + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Light are used for the blossoms. Combinations of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow make up the foliage.

THE flower buds that are so characteristic of Geraniums are added with a mix of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + White.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Hollyhocks.

“Southwest Inspiration”  

Our quirky little Santa Fe gate is ready to head off to my gallery there, The Santa Fe Art Collector. The cheery yellow bench and bright blue gate will bring a touch of “Southwest Inspiration” to some collector’s heart and home! I appreciate all of your kind comments, they mean so much to me! Also, please feel free to ask questions, this blog is for you! HUGS,

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