Positively Provence

The floor is covered with several mixtures of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + a tiny bit of Pthalo Blue + White. Some of the color from the Wisteria and Door are brought down into the shadows to give the impression the tiles are glistening from a quick spring shower that just passed through. You may click on this, or any of the other images to view enlargements.

Perspective lines separating the tiles are drawn into the wet paint with a long liner brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD + Liquin.

Cadmium Red Light is added into the floor colors to paint the large terra cotta flower containers.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the White Daisies

Sunflowers are blocked in with Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD, Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange and Pure Cadmium Yellow Medium. Then leaves are painted around the masses of yellow with several combinations of Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow. A few brushstrokes of Pthalo Blue + White are added into the shadows for coolness.

After making the large, dark centers in the Sunflowers I turn my attention to the Lilies in the foreground. Several different hues are used here. Permanent Rose + White, Permanent Rose + Cadmium Red Light + White, Cadmium Red Light + Alizarin Crimson + White and Cadmium Red Light + White are used for these happy flowers.

Mixes of Ptalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + White are perfect for the Lily leaves. Next the deep centers in the individual blossoms are delineated with Magenta + Liquin.

“Positively Provence” 

If you’re like me you just can’t pass up a flower shop, especially one that is “Positively Provence”! The green door, red and white striped umbrella and colorful “Fleurs” tug at my heartstrings. I’m ready to jump on the next jet plane heading for the South of France and go there for real! With Cheerful Smiles and Hugs,



One Response to “Positively Provence”

  1. roseherczeg Says:

    This came out so great! LOVE love LOVE all those flowers! xox

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