Positano on my Easel

Starting a new collaboration of Positano, Italy; my collectors spent the first few days of their honeymoon there! Laura was captivated by this bougainvillea cascading over the rail of their terrace.

So here’s my sketch. We going to incorporate some of the flowers from her wedding bouquet in the containers. You may click on this or any of the other images to see enlargements.

The horizon line is established first, then the angle of the terrace railing. Using a brush dipped in a thin oil mix of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin I begin drawing the distant bluff and hillside of Positano.

The vanishing point for the perspective of the chairs on the terrace is indicated by the red arrow. I run my brush, dipped in the MUD mix, along the edge of a long ruler to draw the perspective lines.

Using the same vanishing point the table top is sketched in.

Bracing my wrist against my maul stick, hooked over the top of my easel, steadies my hand as I draw the unique heart shaped design of the chair backs.

The large ceramic containers are washed in with a mix of Ultramarine Blue + Liquin.

The flowers are labeled so I don’t forget what we selected! I’ve been known to get the wrong flowers “planted” in my excitement of painting! Thanks for visiting my studio today.

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5 Responses to “Positano on my Easel”

  1. penny rollitt Says:

    You are such an awesome artist

  2. roseherczeg Says:

    Oh, this is the perfect commission/collaboration for you! That bougainvillea is so beautiful and I know the painting is going to be another masterpiece! I will be watching! Love and hugs, Rose

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