Early Morning Sky

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The blue of the sky is blocked in first with a mix of Pthalo Blue + a touch of Cadmium Orange + White. Then the soft clouds are made of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. Nearest where the sun will be breaking through a bit of Cadmium Red Light is added to the cloud mix. Directly to the right of the windmill I make a few brushstrokes of the previous mix + a little Cadmium Orange. The oval shape of the top of the windmill is drawn into the wet sky with some of the oil wash I used yesterday. You can click on the image to see it larger.

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The distant hills are painted, those farthest away are made bluer so they recede. I’ve let the sun break through the clouds with strokes of White + a little Cadmium Yellow Medium. The sunlight reflects off the clouds, this is why I painted them warmer close to where the sun is rising.

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Jack and I love old barns, this is one of our favorites. I’ve used this one many times as a model; somehow it always seems to come out different 🙂 Warm light also bounces off the huge Live Oak tree behind the structure.

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Now I come back and delineate the spaces between the windmill blades with some of the leftover cloud mix.

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The farthest edge of the field of bluebonnets is blocked in with a mix of Ultramarine Blue + Dioxazine Purple + White. Thank you for visiting our studio today. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs,

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One Response to “Early Morning Sky”

  1. Claudette Says:

    Love your work!!! I found your paintings on Google Images and then recently found this web site. I love doing Jigsaws on Facebook – and your pictures make perfect puzzles!! They just make me… happy!

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