Glow of Green

THE RESORT! My first step is to paint the roof with multiple shades of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. Resting the fingers of my right hand against the mahl stick, hooked over the top of the easel, provides a steady base as I delineate the roofline. If you are new to my blog, WELCOME!!!! I work in oils. I prefer the mixability to achieve the rich colors I want and, since the oils take several days to dry, the ability to paint wet into wet. Also, please keep in mind as you read through my post, you may click on any picture to see an enlargement.

The building is blocked in with combinations of White + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue.

Windows are added next with a thin mix of MUD + Liquin Original. Pulling the windows into the wet paint of the building softens them so they will recede into the distance. I don’t want them to be too prominent.

Window installation continues.

The Ritz Carlton Resort at Half Moon Bay is complete. On to the golf course….

The most distant fairway is covered with cool greens made of Phtalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + White.

“Painting Forward” the color temperature of the green mixtures becomes warmer, using Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + a bit of Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. The pole of the flag marking the hole, is drawn into the wet paint of the green with a fine liner brush dipped in White.

A little, arched stone bridge spanning the ravine that splits the course is made with combinations of Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD + White. To provide additional steadiness as I establish the details, my right hand rests on my left, which is braced against the unpainted part of the canvas.

Using a large, squared tipped “Bright” brush, the velvety fairway closest to the foreground is now blocked in. Warmer greens, made of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White are used.

The sunlit portion of the sand traps are painted with some of the Bridge colors + White. The shadow part is White + MUD.

The undulating golf course is done for now. I may need to go back and make some adjustments after the flowers are added in the foreground. But, you can see how the “Warm Colors Come Forward, Cool Colors Go Back” is working to give the feeling of depth. The cooler greens used for the distant part of the course recede, while the warm ones in the closest part jump forward. Notice how this even works on the sailboats! Thank you for joining me today. With Hugs,


© Senkarik 2022

2 Responses to “Glow of Green”

  1. Don Dillard Says:

    WOW!!!!!! Great Mikki 👍👍👍👍🙏

    Sent from my iPhone


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