Santa Fe Garden

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Hollyhocks are a staple in Santa Fe gardens. The pink ones to the right of the gate are made with several mixes of Permanent Rose + White, Permanent Rose + Cadmium Red Light + White and Permanent Rose + Magenta + White. The flowers are painted first, then the foliage is blocked in. Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Lemon are used for the rich, cool green leaves.

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In the fall Maximilian Sunflowers display their vibrant yellow blossoms everywhere in the “City Different”. As with the Hollyhocks I block them in Flowers First, Leaves Last.

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Warm greens for the leaves are made of Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow.

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Dark centers of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange finish out these flowers named after the German explorer Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian of Wide-Neuwied.  How’s that for a name???? He came across the flowers during his travels in North America.

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That does us for today! I appreciate you following my blog. Please feel free to ask any questions. Hugs,

M Senkarik


2 Responses to “Santa Fe Garden”

  1. melissabluefineart Says:

    Lovely, Mikki! I’m so pleased to have found your blog 🙂

  2. Savi Says:

    Amazing paintings!! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

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