Lazy, Hazy Clouds and a Texas Windmill

SJ4415 Cool, Cool Water step 7

Let’s start with the sky. My color mixtures are shown above. #1. White + a touch of Cadmium Orange + a little bit of Ultramarine Blue. #2. Ultramarine Blue + White. #3. Pthalo Blue + White. #4. Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + White.

VIDEO! First the blue field of the sky is painted. Mix #2 is used toward the top of the canvas while I use mixture #3 closer to the horizon. Then I drag the cloud mixture #1 over the blue. This makes them soft and hazy; they will drop back and not distract from the White Prickly Poppies that will be growing in the foreground.

ANOTHER VIDEO! Painting the windmill into the wet paint of the sky. A thin mix of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin is used.

SJ4415 Cool, Cool Water step 8

Live Oaks cover the rolling landscape throughout the Texas Hill Country. The massive trees behind the barn are painted with combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow + White. If you would like to know more about our Double Primary Color Mixing System CLICK HERE.

SJ4415 Cool, Cool Water step 9

I love our Texas flag. I make the colors of this one on top of the barn muted, it’s been faded by a few years in the sun.

SJ4415 Cool, Cool Water step 10

Thank you for following along, we’ll be working on the Bluebonnet field in our next session. Since we’ve been concentrating on the sky and clouds today I’d like to share a quote from Words to Live By a dear friend of ours sent this morning. “We need some clouds in our life to make a beautiful sunset.” Elaine went on to say, “Have a Great Day. Enjoy the Sunsets……and the sunrises! 🙂  I couldn’t put it better! Hugs,

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