Sunny Reflections

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This morning I planted some Snapdragons in a large container in our courtyard. But in most areas of our great country it’s way too cold to garden. Fortunately as artists we can plant anytime we’d like on canvas! So, let’s get to gardening. A special color, Dioxazine Purple, is used for the Wisteria. The leaves are then blocked in around the blossoms, helping to give them shape.

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The final touch on the Wisteria is to highlight the individual petals on the flowers. Moving to the wall tile the background is blocked in first. Then bracing my wrist on the mahl stick to steady my hand I delineate the little sun face.

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Delicate White Daisies fill the little terra-cotta hen on the window sill. Next the water trickling from the fountain is dragged straight down. I let the brush skip over the rough paint underneath, giving the impression of falling water. Following the Flower First, Leaves Last sequence I block in the Geraniums with Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Medium and Cadmium Red Light.

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The leaves are painted with several different combinations of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow. A few strokes of Pthalo Blue + White are made here and there to bring coolness in the depths of the foliage.

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Permanent Rose Hollyhocks snuggle up to the Geranium containers.

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We finish up by planting a Clivia in the lower left corner. Sunny Reflections of the door dance in the tile, wet by the musical splash of water from the fountain. I appreciate all of you! Please do come back. Hugs,

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2 Responses to “Sunny Reflections”

  1. joannecali Says:


  2. Marily Pires Says:

    Muito belo o seu trabalho…Parabéns !!! Deus te abençoe sempre. Beijos e muito obrigada.

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