Stone, Tile Work and Planting

Well-worn stone steps curl up to the gate. The flat top receives more illumination from above, therefore it’s lighter than the upright sides or risers. You may click on this, or any other image, to see it larger.

The rest of the walkway is Saltillo Tile. The entire floor is covered with light and dark shades of MUD + Cadmium Orange + White and Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + White, establishing the pattern of the sunlight dancing across the surface.

Curved perspective lines are etched into the wet paint of the floor with a fine liner brush dipped in a thin mix of MUD + Liquin Original.

Terra Cotta Containers are ready and waiting to welcome some colorful, floral residents!

Let’s get to work and plant some bright Red Geraniums in them. My garden always has some of these beautiful babies! Although with the hot, hot summer this year, they aren’t looking quite as cheerful as these will. That’s the joy of gardening in paint, NO Watering, Bugs or Heat to worry about.

The Geraniums are painted in the sequence shown above. #1. Flowers First in mixes of Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Light. #2. Leaves are painted around the masses of red blossoms with combinations of Lemon Yellow + Pthalo Blue. #3. The distinctive flower buds are added, along with Cadmium Red Light + White highlights on the flower petals accented by the sunlight.

Sweet Potato Vine, with its heart shaped leaves, is made with several mixes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + a bit of Cadmium Orange and Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. The same brush used for the perspective lines on the tile is perfect for the long, dangling vines.

The Thunbergia Vine is many shades of Dioxazine Purple + White. The deep centers of the blooms are Magenta + Liquin Original.

That’s all for this session! Do come back. We’ll be doing more planting, why don’t you grab some gardening gloves and give me a hand? With Big Hugs,


© Senkarik 2022

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