Let’s get to that beautiful blue, ceramic container. My color recipes are: #1. Ultramarine Blue + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + a tiny bit of White. #2. Two shades of Ultramarine Blue + White. #3. A couple of mixes in different combinations of Ultramarine Blue + Cobalt Blue + White.
VIDEO! Working on the ceramic container. When painting over the edge of the gallery wrap canvas I have to go back over the sharp corner more than once to make sure it’s completely covered.
A mix of several different plants fill the tall container. We’ll plant the Petunias first. The blossoms are mixes of Magenta + a touch of Dioxazine Purple + White. Then leaves are added with combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium.
When I need a lacy plant to cascade out of a container Silver Pony Foot fits the bill perfectly. The tiny, hoof shaped leaves are mixtures of White + Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange. The corner of a small Bright (square) brush is used to shape the individual leaves.
Spiky blossoms of Lavender, made of Dioxazine Purple + White, are a nice contrast in shape to the Petunias and Silver Pony Foot.
Now for the tropical touch of the Philodendron!
I always seem to come home from the nursery with many more plants than I actually need! The Lavender, Petunias and Silver Pony Foot I had left over from the blue container are planted in the terra cotta ones on the window sill. Don’t you think they look nice with the shutters?
Geraniums! A bunch of them, all lined up in a row! After blocking in the flowers with mixes of Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Medium, the foliage is painted. A bright, crisp green is mixed from different combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Light.
Sweet Potato Vine is another of my “go to” draping plants. The heart shaped leaves bring a romantic flavor to the piece.
One of the distinctive characteristics that make Geraniums, well…… Geraniums, are the multiple flower buds. A small round brush is ideal to dot them in.
White African Daisies look so clean and crisp next to the Ultramarine/Cobalt Blue container. The shadows of the flowers are several combinations of White + Ultramarine Blue, White + Dioxazine Purple and White + Pthalo Blue. Pure White is reserved for those blossoms in the sunlight.
Pots Galore 20 inches tall by 24 inches wide
Centers and highlights complete the African Daisies. Pots Galore extend a pleasant greeting to all who visit! Thank you for following along. Jack and I have signed our correspondence with HUGS for many years. We both are huggers. The best explanation we ever found is that “A HUG is like a Boomerang – you get it back right away.” SO……BIG HUGS to y’all!