Keeping Watch

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The tile base of the fountain is first painted with mixes of Ultramarine Blue + White. Then the light grout lines are dragged into the wet paint. I’ve also brought of few strokes of the deep blue down into the tile floor. Some of the water has splashed over, reflecting the base. You can click on the image if you would like to see it larger.

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Nathan, one of Jeana’s fur babies, keeps watch over the courtyard. He’s acutely aware of the Hawk coming in for a landing but also knows that as soon as the Hollyhocks are painted he’ll be hidden!

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The lucky four leaf clover made of hearts is for Jeana’s mom. This is one of the main reasons I love collaborating with my collectors; it’s so fun working all of the special elements into their paintings. And this one is chock full!

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Now, let’s get those Hollyhocks painted so Nathan has some cover. The pink flowers are blocked in first with several shades of Permanent Rose + White.

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Mixtures of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow are used for the bright green foliage.

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OK, we’ve got the Hollies done so our “Watch Cat” is now undercover! Not much more to go…..we’ll finish up in the next session. AND, I’ll even have a VIDEO! Hugs,

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3 Responses to “Keeping Watch”

  1. KFoxArt Says:

    You’ve inspired me to be more personal with my painting! I have a request to do some lilacs but I will include an observer named Chester, the owner’s cat. Love your work and thank you for sharing!

  2. Susan Alcott Jardine Says:

    Beautiful, Mikki.

  3. Shirley Says:

    I always enjoy the light humor laced throughout your paintings’ progress!

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