After painting the Red Geraniums on the wall I’ve decided to change the ones in the foreground pots to pink and orange California Poppies. This is what makes embellishing my giclees so fun. I can change flowers or door colors, the possibilities are limitless. I’ve even transformed an entire background from a Santa Fe landscape to a seascape. All images are part of a numbered edition but each one is different, that’s why we call them LIMITED ORIGINALS.
The orange vine over the door and window is next. You can see my paint mixtures on the palette. Mixes of Alizarin Crimson + a touch of White, Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Orange and pure Cadmium Orange are used for the flowers. If you decide to use Alkyd Oil paints make sure to put your brushes in the paint thinner. Otherwise the paint will quickly dry in your brushes!
Now the Sunflowers are completely repainted. The highlights are added in a mix of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Winsor Lemon (similar to Hansa Lemon Yellow). The paint is gently “Laid” on the canvas with a #3 Bright brush giving a lot of texture to the blossoms.
The embellishing is complete, Magnificent Southwest is ready to take the trek to Taos. Thank you for visiting our studio today. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik
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