Southwest Alarm Clock

SI8314 step 1Don’t you think Roosters are so cool? I certainly do! This little fella is demanding to be painted so let’s get going.

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We’ll paint the background first, the mixtures are shown above. #1. Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange. #2. Mix #1 + White. #3. Mixture #2 + more White. #4. Pthalo Blue + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + a bit of Cadmium Orange + White. #5. Pthalo Blue + White. #6. Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium + a tiny touch of Pthalo Blue + White. #7. Cadmium Yellow Medium + Pthalo Blue + White. If you would like to learn more about our Double Primary Color Mixing System CLICK HERE.

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The greener mixtures are used behind the Rooster’s head. The green will make the red comb and wattles appear brighter because it’s the complementary color. That means green is directly across the color wheel from Red. This is a simple rule I use frequently: Placing a color next to its complement makes it appear more intense.

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Sometimes it’s necessary to use a color that is not normally found on our Double Primary Palette. I pull out a tube of Ivory Black to paint the long tail feathers.

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The feathers on our Rooster’s neck are starting to zing against all of the blue-greens in the background. That same color wheel rule also is working here: Orange is the complementary color of Blue.

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The long tail feathers are highlighted with mixtures of various proportions of Viridian Green + White. Lots of texture is added with a large Bright brush.

SI8314 Southwest Alarm Clock 10x10Southwest Alarm Clock   10 inches x 10 inches   Original Oil Painting

This fella has an attitude! He makes a perfect Southwest Alarm Clock. If you’d like to see this or any of the other pictures larger just click on the image. It’s been fun having you follow along. Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

3 Responses to “Southwest Alarm Clock”

  1. Gmail Says:

    Hi Mikki, I just wanted to tell you how much I loved the rooster, he is so handsome and proud. Good job, I wish I could paint like you.

    Thanks, Erika Schmidt

    Sent from Erika’s iPad


  2. joannecali Says:

    He’s beautiful, but I think I’ll stick with my alarm clock. He looks like he might be mean, if you don’t get up on time.

  3. Janet Zeh Says:

    He’s BEAUTIFUL! I want one for my backyard hens. Nice job Mikki.

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