Bloomin’ Bluebonnets!

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My bluebonnets are beginning to bloom! Spring, Jack’s and my favorite time of year, is springing. There is nothing like watching the garden wake up after a winter’s nap.

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Now to the garden on my canvas. The base of the old water well is made of large stones. Mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White are used for the weathered rock. If you’d like to learn more about our Double Primary Color Mixing System that Jack developed CLICK HERE.

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Combinations of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White are used to block in the blossoms of the Wisteria. Dioxazine Purple is a beautiful color that is perfect for the long, dangling flowers. 

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Next the soft leaves are painted. The greens are worked around the masses of purple, helping to shape the blooms.

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After the delicate petals of the blossoms are highlighted, long vine-like tendrils are drawn across the wet adobe wall. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

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Old watering cans have always fascinated me. It seems the more beat up and dented they are, the more I like them!

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We saw these heart shaped hinges on a gate in Provence, but they certainly work equally as well on this red gate in Santa Fe.

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A wrought iron latch finishes up the gate. Then a step warmed by the sun offers a pleasant spot for the kitty to snooze. That’s it for today. Hope you’ll come back for our next session. Hugs,

One Response to “Bloomin’ Bluebonnets!”

  1. Alice Cox Says:

    Happy to know that you’re safe from those storms a few nights ago! I admire and enjoy how beautifully you paint shadows in all of your work.

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