Planting and Setting Stone

The gate leading down to the lower terrace is painted with combinations of Cobalt Blue + White. The edges of the boards comprising the gate are highlighted with a lighter shade of the same mixture. Please keep in mind as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

Colorful blossoms of Daisies are blocked in with Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light and Permanent Rose + White.

Sweet Potato Vine spills out of the terra cotta container from underneath the Daisies. The heart shaped leaves are made with Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + a bit of Lemon Yellow. White is added to accent those lit by the sun.

Centers of the Daisies are delineated in three steps. #1. A dark blob of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) is made in the middle of each flower. #2. Cadmium Yellow Medium is used to make a smaller spot in the center of the dark. #3. A tiny speck of MUD is then centered in the Yellow.

Fragrant Lavender fills the pot next to the Daisies. The richly colored blooms are painted with mixes of Magenta + Dioxazine Purple + White while the Gray-green leaves are Ptahlo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White.

The terrace floor is covered entirely with combinations of MUD + Cadmium Orange + a touch of Pthalo Blue + White. A little sunlight slips under the gate, the rest of the surface is in shadow. Next, the wide grout lines between the stones are started by first establishing a few of the lines in perspective.

The irregular shapes of the individual stones are now formed. Paint left over from the terrace wall is used for the grout. This style of floor is very characteristic of those found throughout the Greek islands.

WHEW! Planting flowers and setting stone has worn me out for today! But we have more to do. Hope you’ll come back and help me finish up in our next session. I’ll even have a video for you showing how I paint the Basket of Fruit. See you then! With Big Hugs,


ยฉ Senkarik 2021

One Response to “Planting and Setting Stone”

  1. Don Dillard Says:

    It came thruโ€ฆโ€ฆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โ€ฆlooking good๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

    Sent from my iPhone


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