Texas Bluebonnets

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Texas Bluebonnets today! Here are my mixes. #1 and #2: Two shades of Ultramarine Blue + Cobalt Blue + White. #3 and #4: Light and dark mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Dioxazine Purple + White. #5: Cobalt Blue + White. #6: Mixture #5 + more White.

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Mixes #3 and #4 are used for the part of the field nearest the barn. The Bluebonnets in the middle distance are painted with mixes #1 and #2.

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The closest Bluebonnets are made of the pure Cobalt mixtures. After the mass of blue is painted I begin adding the foliage of the flowers and the grass around the foal. A few brush stokes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange + White are added in the grass to indicate the blades illuminated by the rising sun.

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Now for our little stream. The limestone rocks are made of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) is added into the mixtures for the darker shadows.

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After the entire surface of the water is covered I pull the reflections of the rocks straight down into the wet paint.

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A little foam collects where the waterfall spills into the calm surface of the pond. Can’t you just hear that pleasant babble? Should finish up in our next session. Hope to see you then. Oh please remember, you can see any of the pictures larger by clicking on the image. Hugs,

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