“Sooners” in our Studio

The adobe walls are blocked in with various mixes of Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + a touch of MUD + White. To learn more about our Double Primary Color Mixing System CLICK HERE. Some of you have asked about painting straight lines. In the picture above I’m pulling a vertical line, straight down.  Holding the brush at the end of the handle gives extra control, this also takes the little skips and bumps out if your hand shakes a bit. I know this sounds ridiculous but give it a try. I think you will be surprised.

The tiny amount of Pthalo Blue in the adobe mixture gives the walls an imperceptible tint of green, the complimentary color of red. This makes the door POP! Notice the blue along the lower edge of the vigas sticking out from the adobe wall. The coolness of the stroke of blue following the bottom edge makes the wooden viga appear to be round.

We finished in the studio a little early today so we could welcome a couple of our collectors from Oklahoma, Lynne and Mitch Coppedge, on the right. Her sister, Tamara Elston, is in the middle. All three are loyal OU Fans, SOONERS in our studio. What in the world are our Texas Longhorn friends going to think? For those of you who aren’t college football fans the OU Sooners and the Texas Longhorns are mortal enemies. What a fun afternoon, we went out to lunch, had a great visit and then stopped by Rhew’s Pecan Orchard House to get some fresh pecans. YUMM!

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2 Responses to ““Sooners” in our Studio”

  1. Karla Uphoff Says:

    Hi Mikki,

    I just stumbled on your blog a few days ago and I am in awe of your beautiful paintings. I can’t believe I haven’t found you until now as I follow over 300 artists blogs!

    First question is Do you teach?

    Second, I notice that you give painting tips for a lot of your paintings. Do you mind if we try and paint along?



  2. smitha Says:

    yes same question as above. would you mind if we try and paint along??

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