Four Legged Rescue Babies

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Today we’re working on those cute rescue babies. Jack-Jack and Luna are knee deep in the Bluebonnet field. I brace against the mahl stick to paint the fine details.

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The whites on the miniature horses are muted and cool. A little blue has even been added to the highlights so they’ll stay in the background.

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Now for the donkeys. We’ll start with Casper, the white one. The colors I’ll be using are #1. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. #2. MUD + Liquin. #3. The two mixes to the left of the number are different combinations of Pthalo Blue + a little Alizarin Crimson + White. Mixes #1, #2 and #3 will be used for the muzzle on both donkeys. #4. The three mixes to the right of the number are Cadmium Orange + MUD + A little Pthalo Blue + White. #5. MUD + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White. #6. Two shades of White + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue.

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The shadow areas are painted first.

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Next the white highlights are added. The Cadmium Orange mixed in the White makes it warmer, therefore it comes forward. This makes the horses in the background fall back even farther.

VIDEOS Today! You can follow along as I block in Jazz. If the screen doesn’t show just CLICK ON THE LINK to watch.

Here are the finishing touches on Jazz.

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Our loveable critters are complete. My last step today is to finish the Bluebonnets in front of Jazz. Thanks for following along. Hugs,

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One Response to “Four Legged Rescue Babies”

  1. Annette Says:

    Just gorgeous. Well done Mikki.

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