Romance of the Vines

A Hot Pink Bougainvillea cascades over the roof of the building at the side of the courtyard. The colorful bracts are painted with mixes of Permanent Rose + White. The foliage is made of Viridian Green + White and Viridian Green + Phalo Blue + White. You may click on any of the pictures to enlarge the images.

The surface of the courtyard floor is covered with combinations, in various proportions, of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + White + a touch of MUD, MUD + Cadmium Orange + White and Ultramarine Blue + White. After the light and shadow pattern is established, the perspective and horizontal lines separating the individual tiles are drawn into the wet paint with a brush dipped in a mix of MUD + Liquin.

Geraniums are painted in my usual FLOWERS FIRST, LEAVES LAST Sequence. #1. The blossoms are blocked in with Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Light. #2. Then leaves of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow are painted around the masses of red, helping to shape the blossoms.

Distinctive Geranium flower buds are added with Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + White.

Sunflowers are blocked in with Cadmium Yellow Medium + a touch of Cadmium Orange + a little MUD, Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Yellow Medium. The broad leaves are Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

African Daisies dance around the base of the fountain. The flowers are blocked in first with Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Orange. The leaves are combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White and Pthalo Blue + White.

Romance of the Vines 11 inches by 11 inches

The music of the water splashing in the fountain offers a delightful invitation for the viewer to come stroll through the flower filled courtyard and enjoy the “Romance of the Vines” that glisten in the distance. Thanks for following along! With Big Hugs,


© Senkarik 2021

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