Pumpkins in a Wine Barrel Wagon

There’s a lotta Terra Cotta Pots in this piece! All are painted with combinations in varying proportions of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + a touch of Cadmium Red Light + White.

Mixes of MUD + Cadmium Orange + a tiny bit of Pthalo Blue + White are used for the tile floor. First the entire surface is covered, establishing the light and shadows. Brushstrokes of Ultramarine Blue + White are made at the back part of the shadow and under the wagon to add coolness.

Next, perspective lines are drawn into the wet paint with a fine liner brush dipped in a mix of MUD + Liquin.

Then the horizontal lines separating the individual tiles are drawn.

Highlighting the edges of the tiles illuminated by the sun completes the floor. I go ahead and sign the painting now, it’s easier to make my signature into the wet paint. If I waited until later the paint would be dry, it would be very difficult to make the calligraphy smooth.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Wine Barrel Wagon Part 1

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Wine Barrel Wagon Part 2

The Pumpkins are painted with mixes of Cadmium Orange + White. Also a little bit of green made with Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow is added into some of the mixtures. MUD + Cadmium Orange is used for the shadows. Some of the Turquoise Blue from the wagon reflects up, on to the Pumpkins.

We’re going to be planting flowers in our next session. Why don’t you grab some gardening gloves and a trowel and come give me a hand? HUGS,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG



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