Sweet Abigail

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The little Southwestern bench under the window is painted with several different shades mixed from Pthalo Blue + White.  My wrist is braced against the mahl stick to steady my hand as I work. What is a mahl stick? CLICK HERE to find out.

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I love geckos, they certainly add a Santa Fe flavor to the scene. This one is drawn into the wet paint on the back of the bench with some of the darker Pthalo Blue + White mix. I’m resting my hand against the unpainted portion of the piece for stability.

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Now for that sweet Abigail. Ivory Black is used for her body. I add a little White for the highlights on her shiny coat while reflected lights are made with a mix of Ultramarine Blue + White.

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The tile floor is first totally covered with the light and shadow pattern. Perspective lines that separate the tiles are then drawn into the wet paint. Watch the process in the following VIDEO……..

As Kermit the frog would say, “We’re moving right along.” We’ll finish up in the next session. Hope you’ll come watch. Hugs,

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