Take Home A Bunch

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Now for gardening! Soft lavender Gladiolas nestle behind the cheery Sunflowers. The basic shades of yellow are blocked in first, followed by the leaves. Then I begin painting the cellophane wrapped around the individual bouquets. To see this larger click on the image.

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Asiatic Lilies are favorites of mine. The shadows of the flowers are blocked in with various shades of blues, lavenders and aquas. Pure White is reserved for the petals illuminated by the sun.

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The old bicycle is one we photographed years ago. When Jack saw it he said, “That bike is Flower Powered!” 🙂 I especially like the wicker baskets.

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Nasturtiums are a nice compliment to the Blue door behind them. By placing the complimentary colors next to each other the Orange flowers appear even more brilliant.

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Buddleia or Butterfly Bush fills out the lower right corner. Our Flower Shop is done, wouldn’t you love to stop in and Take Home A Bunch? I really appreciate all of you reading my blog. Remember, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Hugs,

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2 Responses to “Take Home A Bunch”

  1. SDimmick Says:

    Hello Mikki- I know you always use Liquin in your paint to sketch the drawing, but do you use it in your paints to paint the painting? Just turpentine or mineral spirits? Thanks much. Sandra

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Sandra,
      Good question. Yes, I do add liquin to my paint from time to time. You have to careful not to add too much, the paint gets very thin and doesn’t cover well. It really helps to make the oil paints dry faster. I use Turpenoid Odorless paint thinner, that way the studio smells better. The odorless kind you get at Home Depot still has a smell. We’ve found the Turpenoid is well worth the extra. Thank you for following my blog. HAPPY PAINTING, Mikki

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