A Swash of White Flowers

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We’re changing the red Petunias to Bougainvillea HOT PINK! Permanent Rose + White mixed in different combinations makes the perfect color for these fragrant flowers. Don’t forget, you can enlarge the pictures by clicking on the image.

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Embellishing the White Hollyhocks is fun. I go back in and repaint the shadows of the blossoms with mixes of Ultramarine Blue + White, Pthalo Blue + White and Dioxazine Purple + White. Then the pure White highlights are delineated with thickly textured brushstrokes.

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After repainting the petals of the Matilija Poppies the deep yellow centers are added. These are sometimes called “Fried Egg Flowers”. Can you see why?

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Now the White Daisies are enhanced. The basic giclee print is a little bit blue, this makes the pure White highlights POP!

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I save the star of the show, our perky little Hummingbird, ’til last! Rhett dances and flits around the Cadmium Red Light Penstemon.

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Nancy decided she wanted the wood door to be a little brighter and richer. Also she sent a picture of her chairs so I could match them more closely. Aren’t computers wonderful? I just set the laptop up by the easel so I could get the color on the gates as nearly the same as possible. Hummingbird Hideaway is complete, I’ll let it dry a few days and then it will be off to it’s new home! Hugs,

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