Now we’ll start on the second piece in the “Garden With a View” Diptych. As you saw in yesterday’s post the basic plan was sketched up on the two pieces at the same time. As before, I begin with the sky and then move forward to the building and Trumpet Vine. I’m using paint leftover and saved from Peaceful Courtyard so I don’t have to remix and match all of the colors.
We have the greatest readers who come up with super questions. One asked how I save my paint. So here goes; as I paint I line up the leftover paint on the left side of my palette.
Then at the end of the day I put the excess paint into Yogurt cups. Taking each dab of paint on the tip of my palette knife they are pressed against the side of the cup. The cup is filled with water, making certain to cover the paint by at least an inch. The paint will last several days using this method. When you are ready to use it just pour the water off and pick out the colors with your palette knife! You can CLICK on the pictures to see them larger.
Back to the easel. The entire surface of the floor is blocked in first, then the perspective lines of the terra cotta tiles are drawn freehand into the wet paint with a fine liner brush.
I love geckos and this one fits perfectly on the back of the southwest bench.
Sit in your own flower filled garden and Enjoy the Serenity. Let this happy little EMBRYO give you that special invitation to take a restful break during a busy day.
Why do we call these EMBRYOS? Having earned a Master’s degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia, I’ve illustrated 47 major Medical, Anatomy and Surgical Textbooks. In honor of my Medical background these charming 6 inch by 6 inch baby oil paintings are called EMBRYOS. They are new, fresh ideas that have yet to be “birthed” into a larger gallery piece. Don’t worry about framing, each is on a cradled panel with finished sides, ready to hang up on your wall. Add a spot of color in your home with one or several, these collectible EMBRYOS hang nicely in groups. Do you have a gift giving occasion coming up? EMBRYOS make wonderful gifts that will bring smiles for years to come.
Peaceful Courtyard and Enjoy the Serenity are designed to hang individually or as a pair. Bring the serenity of this Garden with a View to your home. These original oil paintings retail in our galleries for $350 each but to make it more fun we are starting the bidding on both auctions at 1 cent. That’s right, ONLY A PENNY! The auctions are staggered 7 minutes apart so you can win the two Original Oil Paintings to hang on your wall. AND…..If you win both pieces we will give you FREE SHIPPING! But don’t wait too long, the auctions end Sunday evening beginning at 8 PM Central Time!
This may be the last eBay auction I do for awhile. After our successful Collector Event in Santa Fe my wall in the gallery is empty and I have a bunch of commissions to paint.