Those of you who play golf know what a Mulligan is. Read about Jack’s experience “on the links” in his latest article on FineArtStudioOnline. Just CLICK HERE to read Mulligan.

SD1515 Chimayo Morning Step 1

We’re heading for New Mexico today, Chimayo to be exact. I love the Mission there. The basic plan is first sketched on the canvas with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. Do remember, you can click on any of the images to view them larger.

SD1515 Chimayo Morning Step 2

Here’s the completed sketch.

SD1515 Chimayo Morning Step 3

I’ve decided to make this very early in morning with the sun just peeking over the mountains behind the mission. My colors are mixed and ready to go. #1. MUD + White. #2. MUD + Alizarin Crimson + White. #3. Mix #2 + White. #4. Alizarin Crimson + a little MUD + a touch of Cadmium Red Light + White. #5. Mixture #4 + Cadmium Orange + White. #6. I’ve added more White + a tiny bit of Cadmium Yellow Medium to the Mix in #5.

Let’s get to painting that early morning sky. This is my favorite time of day, a fresh new beginning! Dare I say “A Mulligan”?

SD1515 Chimayo Morning Step 4

The cool morning light skips and dances over the Sage Brush and Chamisa.

SD1515 Chimayo Morning Step 5

Now for the Mission. I brace against the mahl stick to steady my hand as I delineate the fine details.

SD1515 Chimayo Morning Step 6

The warmth of the Red Corn Poppies will POP against the cool, grayed greens in the background. Hope you’ll come back tomorrow to watch them grow. Hugs,

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2 Responses to “Mulligan”

  1. Annette Says:

    Love that sky.

  2. Patricia Cochran Says:

    Good Morning Mikki. Yes, morning sunrise is a beautiful time of day. Love your sun peeking over the hills. It is wonderful how you include flowers in your paintings. Thank your for your daily blog as I look forward to it.

    Sent from my iPad


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