Bloomin’ Bluebonnets!


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.


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.


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. 


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


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.


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


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.


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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