Sevres Green and Cobalt Blue

A color combination that I’ve always liked is Sevres Green and Cobalt Blue. Both colors are available in Rembrandt Oils. The window and flower box are painted with Sevres Green + White. You may click on this, or any of the other images, to see enlargements.

Before we get to the Cobalt Blue though, I need to lay the terra cotta tile floor. The entire surface is first covered, establishing the light and shadow pattern. Mixes of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange, MUD + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light + White and MUD + Cadmium Orange + White are used. A few brushstrokes with some of the Blues from the ocean are made at the very back of the floor, near the base of the wall. The cooler color makes the floor appear to recede.

Perspective lines are etched into the wet surface of the floor with a fine liner brush dipped in a thin mixture of MUD + Liquin Original.

The same MUD + Liquin Original mix is used to draw the table and chair legs into the wet paint of the floor and wall.

NOW for the Cobalt Blue! The Bistro Chairs are blocked in with several shades of Cobalt Blue + White. The lightest mix is used to delineate the edges of the thin boards that make up the seats and backs.

The Sevres Green flower box and Cobalt Blue chairs are especially striking, juxtaposed against the warmth of the red door, terra cotta tile floor and rugged roofs below the terrace. We’ll be planting in our next session. Come watch the flowers come alive! With Colorful Smiles,


© Senkarik 2022

One Response to “Sevres Green and Cobalt Blue”

  1. Don Dillard Says:

    Mikki..looking good ….prayers,Hugs…Don

    Sent from my iPhone


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