Trumpets and Spice!

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The adobe wall is painted first with several mixes of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) is added for the darker shadow colors. Then the spicy strands of garlic are worked, wet into wet, into the fresh paint of the wall. Some of adobe color is used, I’ve just added A LOT of extra white. To learn more about our Double Primary Color Mixing System that Jack developed CLICK HERE.

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After delineating the details of the garlic, the lintel and window are painted with mixes of Ultramarine Blue + a tiny touch of Dioxazine Purple + White. I’ve waited until the washed in area behind the window is completely dry. This make its much easier to drag the frame and mullions over the dark.

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We’re ready to paint the Trumpet Vine. My colors are as follows. #1. Cadmium Orange. #2. Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson. #3. This is the same mix as #2 but has more Cadmium Orange. #4. The foliage color is combinations in different proportions of Sap Green + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

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The teal ceramic container on the window sill is filled with Magenta Petunias. The mass of Trumpet Vine flowers is now blocked in. I jumble the color together, when the vine is finished the blossoms will appear more vibrant.

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Leaves and hanging tendrils complete the Trumpet Vine. If you’d like to see this or any of the other images larger, click on the picture. We’re done for today, hope you’ll come back soon to follow our progress. Hugs,

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2 Responses to “Trumpets and Spice!”

  1. Nancy Cupp Says:

    You know what I notice in your work? The shadows falling across the buildings or pavements, or whatever. They fascinate me. Its the little touches that give it such dimension and realism.

  2. Phyllis Snyder Says:

    Nikki, thank you so much for sharing the pallette of colors and your instructions and showing your painting and the colors you mix for the paintings. I’m am learning so much! Learning to paint was on my bucket list and I’m loving every day that I get to paint and learn. I really appreciate you and Jack Whites article about the pallette.

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