I apologize for being negligent in posting lately. It’s tax time and I’m working on getting everything ready for our CPA. But here I am and we’re heading to the west coast today for this week’s eBay EMBRYO!
If you are ever in California a fun excursion is to follow the trail of the 21 Spanish Missions, it was one of the first trips Jack took me on. The architecture and flowers are beautiful. Mission San Juan Bautista is among my favorites, I love this door tucked away in the courtyard. The rough stucco walls and brick surrounding the door are painted first.
I’m using a new color for the Robin’s Egg Blue door. Mixture #1 is Pthalo Turquoise Blue + White. #2. Mix #1 + more White.
The shadow portion of the door is painted first with mix #1. Then I come back with mixture #2 to block in the sunshiny part.
The Pink Bougainvillea draping down is painted with mixes in various proportions of Permanent Rose + White. Moving to the California Poppies lining the walk I block in the flowers with Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light, pure Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium. Following my basic sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last the foliage is now worked around the blossoms.
Red Penstemon fill out the other side of the walkway and we’re done! Sanctuary of the Mission would retail in our galleries for $490 but to make it more fun we are starting the bidding on the auction at 1 cent. That’s right, ONLY A PENNY! But you’ll need to act quickly, the auction ends Sunday, March 9 at 8 PM Central Time! To go directly to the eBay auction CLICK HERE.
Rhett and Scarlett decided to join us, zipping around, happy and secure in the Sanctuary of the Mission. As Jack said with a chuckle, “They are Hummingbirds on a mission!”
Sanctuary of the Mission measures 10″ x 10″. This is larger than I normally paint for eBay. And don’t worry about framing these cut little Hummingbirds, they are painted on a panel with 1 1/2″ finished sides. You can take it out of the box and hang it directly on your wall. We even provide the hanger and nail!
Don’t linger, the auction ends Sunday, March 9 at 8 PM Texas (Central) Time.