Brilliant Bougainvillea

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The color recipes for the hot pink Bougainvillea are as follows. #1. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. #2. Pthalo Blue + Liquin – used to add coolness in the depth of the foliage. #3. Three shades of Viridian Green + White. #4. Combinations in several different proportions of Permanent Rose + White. Viridian Green and Permanent Rose are not normally found on my palette. I’ve pulled them out because they are perfect for our Bougainvillea.

VIDEO! Painting the Bougainvillea draping over the retaining wall of our little terrace.

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The long arms of the “Bougie” wave this way and that in the gentle breeze coming off the Mediterranean.

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Philodendrons are some of my favorite plants, they bring such a tropical flavor to any setting. The large, split leaves are painted with warm greens made of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White.

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The muted buildings of Vernazza are starting to “Drop Back” now that warmer and more intense color is added in the foreground. We’ll be finishing up in our next session, hope you’ll come and see how this piece turns out. HUGS,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

3 Responses to “Brilliant Bougainvillea”

  1. Alison Duke Says:

    Wow! Mikki, I just love the way each previous piece of the painting drops back as you come forward. God’s Many blessings. Alison

  2. Jeana Says:

    Beautiful, as always!

  3. Kem Hughes Davis Says:

    Beautiul Mikki! Thank you for sharing the process!

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