Let’s start planting! My colors for the Delphiniums are mixed and ready to go. The recipes are as follows: #1. Three mixes of Magenta + White. #2. A couple of combinations of Ultramarine Blue + Dioxazine Purple + White. #3. Two shades of Dioxazine Purple + White.
Since the water is still a little wet the thick brushstrokes of the tall, stately Delphinium blossoms are gently “Laid” on top of the color underneath. I don’t want to pull up any of the background paint and muddy the rich color of the flowers.
Leaves and buds are made of mixes in different proportions of Sap Green + White. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may enlarge any of the pictures by clicking on the image.
The Red Orange Day Lilies are painted in the same sequence: Flowers First, Leaves Last. A brighter green, made by combining Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow, is used for the long, strap-like foliage.
Deep centers are sculpted into the thick paint of the Lilies with the corner of a medium Bright (square) brush dipped in a mix of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin.
Then a fine liner brush is used to draw the long flower stems into the wet paint.
Geraniums fill the terra cotta container by the table and chairs. The flowers are made of various mixes of Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Deep + Cadmium Red Light. Greens leftover from the Day Lilies are used for the Geranium leaves.
You might have noticed all of the little dabs of paint lined up on the left side of my palette in the first picture. One of the joys of working in oil paint is that I can save it on the glass surface for several days. It may develop a thin film on top but I can dig out fresh color with the tip of my painting knife. I decided the sky looked a little plain. SO…..I used some of the lightest sky color to paint a few soft, hazy clouds hovering over the distant islands.
Escape to Tofino 24 inches by 30 inches
Our terrace overlooking the quaint marina is complete. Ready for my collector to sit at the table, take a sip of wine and enjoy the view! Now… listen carefully. Can you hear the seagulls chattering and the rigging clinking against the masts of the sailboats as they sway to and fro? I appreciate all of your kind comments, thank you for following my blog. Hugs,