Wisteria Courtyard

Today’s session begins by painting the walls. Four combinations of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + a touch of Pthalo Blue + White are used. The basic colors of the Double Primary Palette that I use for all my oil paintings are at the top of my palette. The dabs of paint on the left are those remaining from the background. If you’d like to learn more about the Double Primary Color Mixing System that Jack developed CLICK HERE.

After painting the courtyard wall behind the Wisteria, its wiggly, squiggly vines are drawn into the wet paint with a thin oil mix of MUD + Liquin Original. Please keep in mind as you read through my blog, you may click on any image to see an enlargement.

Sunlight streaming through the Wisteria makes shadows dance down the adobe colored walls.

Antique bricks arch over the opening to the Bluebonnet Field and the Doorway. Mixes of MUD + Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange + White, Ultramarine Blue + MUD + White and Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + White are used.

Dioxazine Purple + White, Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White and Ultramarine Blue + White are used for the draping blossoms of the fragrant Wisteria.

Foliage is added with mixtures of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White.

The delicate petals of the Wisteria blooms are delineated, using the corner of a small, square tipped, Bright brush.

We’re moving right along! Hope you’ll come back soon to visit my studio and watch the rest of the progress of this painting. With Colorful Smiles,


© Senkarik 2022


One Response to “Wisteria Courtyard”

  1. Don Dillard Says:

    Looking good 👍 👍🙏🙏

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