OK….Here’s where we left off in our last session. The barn and windmill are complete, now it’s on to the wildflower field. I’m including this image so you can see our field before we plant more flowers.
Indian Paintbrush, White Thistles and Yellow Coreopsis are added in the distant, sunlit portion of the pasture.
Moving closer to the foreground more Indian Paintbrush are mixed in with the Bluebonnets. They are painted with various combinations of Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Red Light + Alizarin Crimson + White and Cadmium Red Light + White. The soft gray-green foliage is made of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White.
A cluster of the yellow Coreopsis nestles next to the Indian Paintbrush.
The Bluebonnets are repainted, adding lots of texture. Mixtures of Ultramarine Blue + White are used for the body of the flowers. The little white bonnets are White + a touch of the blue from the blooms. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.
Winecups grow in the right corner. The delicate flowers are mixes of Alizarin Crimson + White, Magenta + White and Magenta + Permanent Rose + White.
The Winecups extend over the edge of the gallery wrap canvas on to the side. The deep centers of the blossoms are delineated with Magenta, then yellow stamens are added.
After repainting the stream the top edge of the little falls, where the water cascades over the rocks, is highlighted as the sun sparkles on it. Then I let the Indian Paintbrush reflect into the babbling brook.
The Cactus beside the creek (pronounced “Crick” in Texas) is repainted, adding a burst of Lemon Yellow blooms!
And last but not least…..Indian Blanket Flowers gather at the base of the Cactus.
This session covers a few days of easel time. Go back and take a look at the first image on today’s post. Then compare it with the picture above. This piece is a good example of why we call my Giclees on Canvas LIMITED ORIGINALS. Jack coined the term because even though each one is part of a limited edition, I do so much hand embellishing and repainting that every one is different. Hence the term: LIMITED ORIGINALS. When the paint is dry I will apply a thin coat of Liquitex Acrylic Gel Medium. We’ve checked with the manufacturer and they have assured us it is perfectly fine to use this product over the Alkyd Oil Paints I use for embellishing. Thank you for following along, HUGS,