Rocky Bluffs

I’m ready to begin painting the Rocky Bluffs the resort is perched upon. Here are my color recipes: #1. MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin Original. #2. White + MUD. #3. Six combinations in various proportions of MUD + Cadmium Orange + a touch of Pthalo Blue + a little Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. #4. Three mixes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White.

You may click on any of the pictures to see enlargements.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Blocking in the Rocky Bluffs

Ice Plant, tumbling along the ridge of the cliffs, is painted into the green foliage that has been blocked in with the #4 mixes. The pink flowers of the Ice Plant are Permanent Rose + White with a tiny bit of green mixed in. This softens the pink so it’s less bright, making it recede into the distance.

Scrubby trees along the edge of the golf course are added while the ocean behind them is still wet. Painting the trees, wet-into-wet over the water, allows me to keep the edges soft and feathery.

More Ice Plant grows alongside the golf cart path leading up the hill to the resort.

Using all the paint left on my palette, I’ve made several warm, muted greens and rusts to “Rough in” the “Rough”, separating the more manicured parts of the gold course.

This area of “Rough” is closer to the foreground so the texture of the native grasses is visible.

Before we get too much farther along I want to get the resort painted. I’ll show that in our next session. Have a GREAT DAY and see you back soon! With Hugs,


© Senkarik 2022

2 Responses to “Rocky Bluffs”

  1. Don Dillard Says:

    Looking good Mikki 👍👍👍👍👍🙏 Don

    Sent from my iPhone


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