Old Bricks, Window and Door

Grape Vines cascade over the ancient Tuscan building. The foliage is washed in with varying mixes of Sap Green + Liquin. Dangling grapes are made with a variety of reds and purples mixed with Alizarin Crimson + Liquin and Dioxazine Purple + Liquin.

The rough stucco wall is mixtures of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White. More MUD is added for the darker shadows. I carefully paint around the large leaves and luscious grapes on the vine.

Old bricks showing through the cracked stucco are painted wet-into-wet over the wall color. They are made of mixtures of MUD + Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Orange + White, MUD + Cadmium Orange + White and Ultramarine Blue + White.

Next, brick arches over the door and window are added.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Window

The door is painted with the same mixtures as the window, the color recipes are given in the video in the previous step. Then the edges of the individual boards that make up the door are highlighted.

The building is complete; we’ll be working on the floor and the little wine barrel wagon in our next session. Hope you’ll come back and watch! HUGS,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG




One Response to “Old Bricks, Window and Door”

  1. PierceClarkArt Says:

    Still astonishingly gorgeous!!!! You never disappoint!!!

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