Windmill and Terrace


VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Windmill

The Pink Bougainvillea by the windmill is painted with mixtures of Permanent Rose + Magenta + White. This makes a cooler pink that will fall back, into the distance. The brighter, warmer and more intense pinks of the Bougainvillea over the window make it come forward. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to view them larger.

The walls lining the terraces and steps are painted with cool greys made of White + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + more Ultramarine Blue. The top edges of the walls are highlighted with White + a teensy touch of Ultramarine Blue.

If you’ve never been to Santorini be prepared to do A LOT of step climbing. Make sure to wear comfortable, well broken-in shoes. This is not the place to be fashionable, in stiletto heeled pumps or brand new shoes! It’s amazing watching the locals, some of them really up there in years, ascending the steps without even breathing hard! To paint the steps I first cover the entire surface with mixes of MUD + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. Those farthest away are made cooler, or bluer, so they recede. Then the risers are drawn into the wet paint with a darker mix of MUD + Ultramarine Blue + a bit of Cadmium Orange + a tiny touch of White.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Yellow Umbrella.

The vista of the Santorini hillside is complete. We’ll construct the building and window, as well as do some planting, in our next session. Would love for you to grab some gloves and come give me a hand! With Colorful Smiles and Big HUGS,

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