Blanketed With Bluebonnets


While most of the United States is still dealing with freezing cold spring has arrived here in South Texas. We know winter has disappeared for another year when Bluebonnets cover the countryside.

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So let’s capture those beautiful state flowers on canvas for my eBay auction piece. My first step is to sketch up my basic plan on the panel in a thin oil wash.

If you would like to go directly to eBay CLICK HERE. Don’t linger, the auction ends Saturday, March 29 at 8PM Central Time.

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Don’t you love old, red barns? Jack and I took pictures of this barn years ago, it’s still one of my favorites. The faded red is mixed from various combinations of Alizarin Crimson + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) and a little White. You can click on this or any of the other pictures to see them larger.

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And we just have to have a windmill! It is drawn into the wet paint of the sky with a thin mix of MUD. My wrist is braced on my mahl stick to steady my hand as I delineate the individual blades.

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The entire blue area of the Bluebonnet field is painted first. I’ve used a muted blue mixed of Ultramarine Blue + a little MUD near the barn. Pure Ultramarine Blue + White makes up the middle ground while the more intense blue in the front is Cobalt Blue + White. This gradation helps to give the feeling of depth. Next I come back and begin adding the foliage of the Bluebonnet plants.

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Now the individual flowers are developed. The final touch on the Bluebonnets is to add the White tops.

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Coreopsis, dancing in the breeze, bring a blast of Bright Cadmium Yellow to the foreground.

SC2914 Blanketed with Bluebonnets 10x10Blanketed in Bluebonnets      10″ x 10″     Original Oil Painting

Here’s your opportunity to enjoy the delight of a warm, Texas spring day all year long in your home or office.

 To visit ALL my auctions on eBay CLICK HERE.

SC2914 Blanketed with Bluebonnets 10x10 with tape

Blanketed with Bluebonnets measures 10″ x 10″ and 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 Saturday, March 29 at 8 PM Central Time! And don’t worry about framing this spring landscape, it is painted on a panel with 1 1/2″ finished sides. You can take the EMBRYO out of the box and hang it directly on your wall. We even provide the hanger and nail!

CLICK HERE to go directly to the auction.


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