Saltillo Tile

The rock wall is completely in shadow. Therefore it is first painted with several darker shades of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. Coming back, I indicate the crevices between the stones. This is done impressionistically as I don’t want to outline each individual rock. Also highlights on the upper edge of a few of the stones are added.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Tile Floor – Part 1

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Tile Floor – Part 2

Since the image extends over the sides of a gallery wrap canvas the painting is attached to a piece of cardboard so I can handle it without getting messy. OR….messing up the painting! The entire unit is placed on a desk chair with the lower edge facing up. This allows me to continue the floor on to the bottom of the gallery wrap canvas with ease. Would you like to see how the painting is attached to the cardboard? Just CLICK HERE to find out!

Terra cotta containers are painted with mixtures of MUD + a little Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange + White. The wrought iron holder for the wall planter is drawn, wet into wet over the terra cotta color with MUD + Liquin. Highlights in the rusty metal are some of the colors from the floor tile. You may click on the image to see it larger.

Nasturtiums cascade out of the wall planter. The flowers are made with Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light and pure Cadmium Orange. The leaves are varying shades of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

A Mediterranean garden wouldn’t be complete without some Geraniums. These are mixes of Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Light. The foliage and distinctive buds are combinations of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

We finish up today by painting the tall container residing at the base of the door. Mixtures left over from the other flower pots are used. Thank you for joining me today, hope you’ll come back for our next session. I’ll be working on the wheelbarrow! HUGS,

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