You may have read my previous posts about my commission to create a painting of the interior of a mansion. After posting the sketch and the first step of adding initial colours I can now tell you about the next instalment.
Laying down the background colours of the pink walls and the two round tables near the windows I used a number 5 flat brush and diluted cadmium red. For the shadow areas I cleaned the brush and applied some watered down cobalt blue. The door frame was painted using diluted cobalt blue mixed with a touch of raw umber employing the no.1 round brush. Chinese white was used to highlight the frame.
More cad red mixed with cad yellow was applied to create the curtains above the windows again using the no.1 round. The outlines of the folds required me to mix some raw umber with Chinese white. The dark edges of the picture frames for the family portraits are held in raw umber mixed with ultramarine blue resulting in a colour resembling black.
The table and floor under the family portrait on the right are again painted in raw umber using my no.1 brush for the table and a no.3 for the floor.