Captivation of the Coast

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Bright flowers are on the menu today. Pink Bougainvilleas cascade over the rock wall, their long arms waving gaily in the ocean breeze. The hot pink is made by mixing different proportions of Permanent Rose + White. Please remember as you read through my blog, you can enlarge any of the pictures by clicking on the image.

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Teri requested that I make the Geraniums the same colors as the Hydrangeas in Azur Cachet, shown above.

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So several mixes of Magenta + White and Magenta + Dioxazine Purple + White are made for the Geraniums. The mass of flowers is blocked in first.

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After the leaves are painted I go back in with a fine liner brush to add the stems and flower buds.

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Yellow Sunflowers make such a nice accent by the red door. Like the Geraniums I begin by blocking in the yellows of the sunny blossoms.

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The container and flowers are continued onto the side of the gallery wrapped canvas. Dark centers make these immediately identifiable as Sunflowers. Ivy nestles around the base of the terra-cotta pot.

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Captivation of the Coast is ready to bring the salty scent of ocean air to its new home. Listen closely, can you hear the surf pounding against the rocky bluff in the distance? What fun it’s been collaborating with Teri, bringing all of her ideas together. Each time she looks at her special painting she can escape on a mini vacation to the coast! And if you’d like to commission a painting that incorporates your favorite places, colors and flowers please feel free to contact us at   Hugs,

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One Response to “Captivation of the Coast”

  1. Diane Says:

    Brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing your painting techniques!

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