Southwestern Sketch

This painting is going to be for my gallery in Santa Fe, Masterpiece Gallery. I scribbled a quick pencil drawing of my idea in a sketchbook. Notations for flower and/or color choices are made in the margins. You may click on the image to see it larger.

The basic plan is sketched up on the double primed canvas with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin Original. You can see those materials in the foreground of the previous image. The horizon line is established first, then construction of the adobe structure begins.

The fingers of my left hand are placed on the canvas to provide a solid resting place for my right hand. This enables me to delineate the details of the corbels, a unique feature of Southwestern architecture.

Chili ristras, hanging from the overhead beam, are washed in with an oil mixture of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin Original.

The distant bluffs and landscape are now added.

Flower pots, patio and foreground flowers finish up our Southwestern Sketch. Thank you for following along, I appreciate you visiting my blog today! If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post, you may subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. Please keep in mind, to move through the blog when you get the posts, just CLICK on the small titles at the top of the page. The right one for the next post or the title on the left side for the previous session.

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3 Responses to “Southwestern Sketch”

  1. kbasli Says:

    Looking forward to following this. Love the idea of turquoise post and beams.

  2. Don Dillard Says:

    Looking Good 👍👍👍🙏🙏

    Sent from my iPhone


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