Singin’ the Bluebonnets

2014-4-4 Driveway garden 2

As you can tell by now my favorite time of year is when the landscape comes alive in the spring. To say I’m wild about Bluebonnets is an understatement! Here’s a shot from our garden.

SD3314 Singin' the Bluebonnets Step 1

Jack suggested I paint a Texas Rooster for my eBay auction this week. And what is better to portray the Lone Star State than a field of Bluebonnets? After sketching up the basic design in a thin oil wash I begin painting the sky and trees in the background. I let a shaft of light stream across the most distant part of the meadow of Bluebonnets. Please remember, you can click on any of the images to see them larger.

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SD3314 Singin' the Bluebonnets Step 2

The entire field is covered with a mass of blue. The Bluebonnets in the most distant part are painted with a mix of Ultramarine Blue + a touch of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. The midportion is pure Ultramarine Blue + White, while the foreground flowers are blocked in with Cobalt Blue + White. Then I come back and add the foliage, interspersing it here and there.

SD3314 Singin' the Bluebonnets Step 3

White caps complete the Bluebonnets. An old weathered fence gives a place for our Rooster to take in the beauty of spring. The reds in his comb and feathers POP against the muted greens of the oak trees in the background.

SD3314 Singin' the Bluebonnets 10x10Singin’ the Bluebonnets   10″ x 10″   Original Oil Painting Embryo

Does this guy have an attitude or What? He is Texas Proud, viewing the world from his perch nestled among the wild Roses. He’s not singing the Blues. NOPE, he’s Singin’ the Bluebonnets! Let his happiness invade your home.


SD3314 Singin' the Bluebonnets 10x10 with tape

Singin’ the 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 Thursday, April 10 at 8 PM Central Time! And don’t worry about framing this feisty fella, he 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!

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2 Responses to “Singin’ the Bluebonnets”

  1. Teresa Spaulding Says:

    how can I get a copy of this beautiful painting?

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