Before I get started today I just want to thank all of you for your concern and support. Other than being a bit wobbly kneed Jack is doing well and is on the mend. He got another great night’s rest and is pretty much back to his usual routine. I can’t begin to tell you how much all of your wonderful comments, emails and prayers mean to both of us. Something like this makes one feel very vulnerable, it’s nice to know you are there. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged”.
Feels good to be back at the easel. Starting on the Geraniums the red flowers are blocked in first as you can see in the picture at the top of this post. Next the green leaves are painted around the blossom color so it remains clean and bright.
After adding stems and buds to the Geraniums I move to the Angelonia. The pinks are a color reserved for special occasions, Permanent Rose. For the flowers in shadow a little Magenta is added.
The foliage of the Angelonia is painted with some of the color leftover from the yuccas along the back wall. I just added some Hansa Lemon Yellow to make it a little warmer. Strokes of Pthalo Blue + White are added for variety in the leaves. The fountain is now dry enough to add the water splashing from the tiers. White + a bit of Ultramarine Blue is lightly dragged straight down, letting the little skips and bumps remain. This gives the appearance of the water flowing down. On the right side, where the light is coming from, pure White highlights are added.
Thanks again for your heartfelt support. Please enjoy each and every moment of this wonderful day with your friends and loved ones. Tell them how much they mean to you, they are precious. We’ll see you tomorrow. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik