Cobalt Blue and HOT Pink!

The rock wall is painted with several mixes of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + a touch of Pthalo Blue + White. The paint is applied very carefully around the bistro chairs and table, I don’t want to obliterate the sketch.

After painting the arch over the window the vertical sides of the opening, or jambs, are blocked in. The most distant portion of the jamb, closest to the inside of the building, is made a little bit bluer or cooler so it will recede. A few brush strokes of Ultramarine Blue + White painted over the rock color makes it cooler.

The White window sash is completely in shadow, so it’s been painted with a mixture of White + a little bit of MUD + a touch more Ultramarine Blue. Now that the window has been painted over the dark, washed in area you can see how it appears there is depth in the interior of the building. Next, two shades of Cobalt Blue + White are used for the shutters and flower box.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Bougainvillea

We’ll tile the floor and start planting in our next session. Why don’t you grab some gloves and come give me a hand! HUGS,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG


2 Responses to “Cobalt Blue and HOT Pink!”

  1. Terri ElFarkh Says:

    I always enjoy watching you create. I mostly paint beachscapes, wetllands and animals so I love to “vacation ” with you. Thanks for letting us follow along and for all the tips.

  2. Lia Storm Says:


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