A Lucky Kitty

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Dutch Irises fill the planter at the base of the left column. The flowers are blocked in first with mixes of Dioxazine Purple + Magenta + White.

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The foliage of the Irises is then painted. Since they will show through the slats of the bench I go ahead and cover the area entirely. Ivory Black is used for the Oriental Bench. My left hand rests on the unpainted part of the canvas; offering a steady support for my right as I delineate the details of the back. The Black slats are dragged over the wet paint of the flowers behind.

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Highlights are added to the bench with a mixture of Ultramarine Blue + White.

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Red-Orange Daisies nestle of the foot of the Bench. They are blocked in following the same sequence as the Irises: Flowers First, Leaves Last.

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When the foliage is complete the yellow centers of the Daisies are added.

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Now for the “Lucky Cat”. His body is made of White + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange and White + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson). Pure White is used for the highlights on his face, paw and right shoulder. A fine liner brush dipped in Cadmium Red Deep is used to paint the interior of his ears.

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Our little feline is finished, he’ll be ready to bring Jeana’s sister good fortune as soon as I get the rest of the piece done! If you’d like to see this or any of the other images enlarged just click on the pictures. Have a wonderful day. Big Hugs,

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