Antique Bricks

The color recipes for the creamy stucco wall are shown above. #1. Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. #2. Two combinations of White + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue. These mixes have more White and Cadmium Orange than Mix #1. #3. White + a hint of Cadmium Orange. #4. MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 Part Alizarin Crimson) + Ultramarine Blue + White. #5. MUD + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White. #6. Mixture #5 with more White.

Shadows are blocked in first, then the lighter areas of the wall are painted. Since sun pours into the painting from the upper left, the wall on the top left is made lighter. The paint is applied with LOTS of texture. To enlarge the image to see this better just click on the picture.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the antique bricks surrounding the Mission door.

The antique bricks behind the container of Geraniums are made greener. The Red Blossoms will appear brighter juxtaposed next to their complimentary color, Green. Complimentary hues are those that are directly across from each other on the color wheel. Several examples are Red and Green, Yellow and Purple and Blue and Orange.

Walls and brick surround are complete, let’s move on to the door!

As special color, Phthalo Turquoise Blue, is used for the distinctive blue door. Three combinations of this beautiful Turquoise + White are made in Light, Medium and Dark shades.

Similar to the stucco wall, the shadows on the door are painted first, then the sunlit portion.

The oranges in the bricks and terra cotta tile roof make the door POP! This is another example of using complimentary hues to accentuate the brilliance of a color. I appreciate ALL of your wonderful comments on both the start of this painting and my 4th of July post. THANK YOU! You guys are the BEST! HUGS,

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4 Responses to “Antique Bricks”

  1. Peggy Black Says:

    Good job, Mikki

  2. Jeana Says:

    Those bricks are fabulous!

  3. Vesta Says:

    Thanks so much for showing how to paint old bricks. These are fabulous. Love all of your paintings.

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