Breakfast for Two


VIDEO! Painting the Philodendrons.

VIDEO! Blocking in the Geraniums following my usual sequence, Flowers First, Leaves Last.

VIDEO! Adding the final touches to the Geraniums.

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The Red Geraniums offer a nice contrast juxtaposed by the white shutters and yellow walls.

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My colors are mixed for the White Daisies in the lower left corner. The recipes are as follows…..#1. White + Ultramarine Blue. #2. Two shades of White + Dioxazine Purple. #3. White + Pthalo Blue. #4. Pure White. #5. White + Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow. #6. Three mixes in different proportions of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. #7. Pthalo Blue + White.

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The shadow colors of the white flowers are blocked in first with mixes #1, #2 and #3. Please remember, you can click on any of the pictures to see them larger.

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Next the foliage is painted. I work the greens around the masses of white, giving shape to the flowers.

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One of the most fun parts of painting Daisies is adding the centers and crisp White highlights. Instantly the flowers seem to come alive, dancing and bobbing in the breeze!

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Lilies are another of my favorites. The yellow mass was painted with mixes of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange + a touch of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson), Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow. The leaves are made with greens left over from the White Daisies. I just added a bit of Lemon Yellow to all of the mixes.

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The deep centers are indicated with a combination of Magenta + Liquin.

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The same greens are used for the broad leaves of the Canna Lilies.

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Magenta + Dioxazine Purple Petunias are planted in the terra cotta pot next to the Lilies. Since they are complimentary colors, Yellow and Purple, each appears brighter.

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Silver Ponyfoot Vine spills out from the Petunia container. AND…..we’re finished! The sun dappled terrace overlooking the Amalfi Coast provides a delightful spot for an enchanting Breakfast for Two. It’s been fun having you visit our studio to follow my painting process; hope you’ll come back soon. BIG HUGS,

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3 Responses to “Breakfast for Two”

  1. Steven Long Says:

    Your work is, as always, amazing. I only have one comment and that is , have you or would you consider adding sound to your videos? I believe that everyone would love to hear your voice commenting as you show everyone how you paint certain objects. You may have been asked this a thousand times, if so I apologize
    Thanks for sharing…..

  2. Paintbrush1984 Says:

    I truly believe that this is one of your best paintings. It’s glorious! I like the original one which Jack painted and this one equally.

  3. Terri Says:

    It is absolutely breathtaking! I love every painting you do! You continue to be an inspiration for me every day!

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