Adding Warm Color

The Bougainvillea draping over the arch is blocked in with several shades of Magenta + Permanent Rose + White and Permanent Rose + White. To enlarge any of the pictures in my blog, just click on the image.

I love the long arms of the Bougainvillea. Bracing my wrist against the mahl stick that is hooked over the top of my easel, steadies my hand as I draw them reaching into the sky.

Terra cotta containers are painted with mixes of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light. A little White is added to the mix for the sunlit portions of the flower pots.

The entire surface of the floor is covered with various combinations, in different proportions, of MUD + Cadmium Orange + a tiny bit of Pthalo Blue + White. Perspective lines are then etched into the wet paint with a fine liner brush dipped in a thin mixture of MUD + Liquin Original. This is done freehand.

Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Deep + Cadmium Red Light and Cadmium Red Light make the Geraniums pop against the muted green hillside in the distance. The leaves are a bright green made of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

Cadmium Yellow Medium has been added to the mixes used for the Geranium’s foliage to paint the heart shaped leaves of the Sweet Potato Vine.

A few petals from the Geranium blossoms drift to the floor.

Mixtures of Cadmium Red Light + a little MUD + White and Cadmium Red Light + White are used for the longer Table Cloth. Shades of White + Ultramarine Blue + MUD make the top one.

Adding the Warm Hues in the foreground have increased the feeling of distance in our scene! Hope you’ll come back for our next session and see the finished painting. With Cheerful Hugs,


© Senkarik 2022

5 Responses to “Adding Warm Color”

  1. singlikewildflowers Says:

    so good!

  2. mhafa Says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing the details!
    So helpful! Blessings on your day…PTL!

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