Red, Green and Yellow Chilis

 

VIDEO! Painting the tri-colored chili ristra.

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The multicolored chilis will add a spicy touch to John and Linda’s southwest kitchen.

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I follow my usual order to block in the Geraniums: Flowers First, Leaves Last. The red blossoms are mixtures of Alizarin Crimson + Magenta and Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Red Light. You can click on the image to see it enlarged.

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The individual petals of the Geranium blooms are highlighted with pure Cadmium Red Light.

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The final step is to add the buds that cluster on the Geranium blossoms.

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We’ll move to the White Hollyhocks growing on the left of the gate. The blossoms have been blocked in with combinations of White + Ultramarine Blue, White + Dioxazine Purple and White + Pthalo Blue. These darker hues will provide the shadows of the White flowers. Foliage is painted with mixes in several different proportions of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

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The deep, dark centers of the large, lacy Hollyhock blooms are drawn with a brush dipped in a mix of Magenta + Liquin.

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Pure White highlights glow on the Hollies illuminated by the sun pouring over the courtyard wall. We should be finishing up in our next session. AND….just a little tease, make sure to come watch the little Rooster spring to life! Also I just want to say Thank you again for all of your prayers, wonderful comments and well wishes for Jack. He is happy as can be, clacking away on the computer writing his new book. BIG HUGS,

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2 Responses to “Red, Green and Yellow Chilis”

  1. bonita austin Says:

    So cheery – lifts my spirits at a hard time

  2. Gonny Says:

    Good to hear every thing is well! Enjoy Jack!!!

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