Thunbergia Vine

We’re getting ready to paint the beautiful purple Thunbergia Vine. The recipes for the color mixes are: #1. Four shades of Viridian Green + Cadmium Yellow Medium. The lightest mixture has some White added. #2. A couple of mixes of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White. #3. Three combinations of Dioxazine Purple + White.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Thunbergia Vine

A colorful sun face is drawn on the small wall tile to the right of the gate. To begin, the surface of the tile is covered with light and dark mixes of White + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange. Then the sun is painted wet into wet over the background. The portion of the design in the shade is made with Cadmium Red Deep. The sunny part is Cadmium Orange + a bit of Cadmium Yellow Medium. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to enlarge the picture.

Turning to the floor, the light and dark pattern is established on the terra cota pavers with thick textured brushstrokes. Mixes of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + White are used. A few strokes of Ultramarine Blue + White are made along the back edge so it will recede.

The horizontal lines separating the individual tiles are etched into the wet paint with a fine liner brush dipped into a thin mixture of MUD + Liquin.

After drawing the perspective lines the edges of the tiles are highlighted where sunlight catches them.

Cadmium Red Light is added into the floor mixes to make the large terra cotta containers on either side of the chair.  That’s all for this session, hope to see you again soon. I appreciate you following my blog, please feel free to share it with your friends! HUGS,

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