Shooting Stars!

2015-3-30 Texas Gold Columbine 7

Just have to share a little more from our spring garden. The Texas Gold Star Columbine in the pots on the right have provided nice lacy foliage in this shaded area all summer and winter. We’ve never planted them before, you can imagine our surprise when the blooms opened up a few days ago!

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Don’t you think they look like Shooting Stars?

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Here’s another look at one of the delicate blooms. WE LOVE ‘EM!

SD1315 Tranquil Retreat step 8

OK, OK, back to work. We’ll start our painting session today with the sky. My color mixes are: #1. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + a little extra Alizarin Crimson + White. #2. MUD + White. #3. Mix #1 + Cadmium Orange + White. #4. Mixture #3 + more White. #5. Ultramarine Blue + White. #6. Pthalo Blue + a touch of Cadmium Orange + White. #7. Pthalo Blue + a tiny bit of Lemon Yellow + White.

This video shows blocking in the blue part of the sky. On a sunny day the upper portion of the sky is darker blue, near the horizon it becomes lighter and greener. Since it’s the source of light in the painting the sky is done first. If the screen doesn’t show just CLICK ON THE LINK to view the video.

Now we’ll add the clouds. They are painted wet-into-wet over the blue. This way I can easily soften the edges of the clouds, making them wispy and fluffy.

SD1315 Tranquil Retreat step 9

I let some of the darker, lower portion of the clouds go behind the windmill and top of the barn roof. This helps to give depth to the painting. You can click on the picture to see it larger. Thanks for following along today. Hope you’ll come back soon. Hugs,

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One Response to “Shooting Stars!”

  1. Patrice Kelly Says:

    So Sweet, God is amazing!!

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