the mountain & architecture...
Just before painting the pillars and upper
arch, I complete blocking-in the mountains
(diox purple + thalo + deep brilliant red
+ yellow) in different color quantities,
first spraying the surface of the dry
canvas with water to allow the paint to
flow. The mountains will be cooler and
grayer later on, but for now quickly
lay-in a wash of these colors.
the pillars and upper arch are painted in
the same color as the client's wall. Since
value is important to make the
architecture convincing, the approximate
shadow areas are applied (using a thin
layer of diox purple + cobalt + yellow +
white in varying quantities.) Then an
overall creamy color (Unbleached Titanium
+ Parchment + white.*) Like the rest of
the painting, I will return to further
develop the pillars/arch later.