Warm Remembrances of Cinque Terre

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We’ll plant some White Petunias in the container in front of the Bougainvillea. The shadow portions of the flowers are blocked in first with several shades of White + Dioxazine Purple, White + Ultramarine Blue and White + Pthalo Blue.

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Pure White high lights the blossoms illuminated by the sun. Greens left over from the Philodendron are used for the Petunia foliage. The leaves are painted around the masses of White giving shape to the flowers. Please remember, you can click on any of the images to see them larger.

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The deep centers are made with a small Bright (square) brush dipped in Magenta. If you would like to learn more about the brushes I use CLICK HERE.

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Lilies fill the container in the lower right corner. The blooms are made with mixes of Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium. Pthalo Blue and a bit of Cadmium Orange are added into the color from the Petunia leaves to use for the Lily foliage.

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The Geraniums are painted in the same sequence as the Lilies and Petunias; FLOWERS FIRST – LEAVES LAST. Mixes of Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Medium and Cadmium Red Light are used for these flowers that are seen all around the Mediterranean.

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The bright green leaves are mixes of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

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Adding unopened flower buds is the finishing touch on the cheery Geraniums.

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Cherry Frost African Daisies are planted in the container on the terrace floor. The flowers are mixes of Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light + Alizarin Crimson, Alizarin Crimson + White, Cadmium Red Light + White and Pure Cadmium Orange.

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We are almost done. However, the lower left corner looks a bit stark. The hard edges of the wall meeting the containers draws the viewer’s eye away from the star of the show, the village of Vernazza.

SE1416 Warm Remembrances of Cinque Terre 34x42Warm Remembrances of Cinque Terre       34 inches by 42 inches

So what do you think? The ivy meandering along the base of the wall softens the area, allowing your eye to be drawn to the beach, azure Mediterranean and colorful buildings. Now our collector can enjoy Warm Remembrances of Cinque Terre every day! I really appreciate you following along. HUGS,

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5 Responses to “Warm Remembrances of Cinque Terre”

  1. Bruce M pope Says:

    Beautiful! I need to go back ASAP!

  2. Wendy Says:

    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  3. Jeana Winterbottom Says:

    Fabulous, as always!

  4. Saartjie van den Bergh Says:

    Dear Mikki I would like to thank you for all this lovely demo’s that you sent me. I enjoy it and it is a very nice inspiration for me as a beginner to learn from! You are a start and I can see that God has bless you with such a fantastic talent. God bless – all the way from South Africa!! xxx

    Saartjie van den Bergh

    082 324 9069

    “Soar like an eagle, higher and higher”

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