Lovely Lilacs

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Lilacs brighten up Santa Fe with their colorful, fragrant blooms. I’ve used several mixes of Magenta + Dioxazine Purple + White and Magenta + White to block these in. The warm green leaves are mixtures of Sap Green + White.

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Next I come back and paint the adobe structure with various mixes of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + MUD (Alizarin Crimson + Ultramarine Blue ) + White. As you read through my blog please remember, you can click on any of the pictures to see them larger.

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Jeana asked me to make the door and window a Purpley-Blue. I played with a few different combinations before settling on a mix of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White. Extra White is added for the portion of the arched door brushed by the sun. I’m a bit frustrated, these photos show the door to be a little more blue than it actually is.

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The building, door, window and lintel are complete. Now I can come back and finish the Lilac blossoms.

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Blue ceramic containers wait to be filled with California Poppies. Close your eyes and breathe in deeply. Can’t you just smell that wonderful fragrance of the Lilacs? And…..if you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post you can subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. And if you enjoy my blog please CLICK the FaceBook LIKE Button. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged!

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One Response to “Lovely Lilacs”

  1. dale harkness Says:

    Nice! You’ve selected a wonderful color palette for this scene. I also like the shadows which are already starting to take shape and add volume.

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