In Back of the Roosters

The background will be painted first. My color mixtures are shown above. The grass mixes (#1) are all combinations of Pthalo Blue + Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow. The #2 mixes for the distant trees in back of the Roosters are made from various proportions of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. It’s amazing the variety of hues you can get by mixing a limited number of colors.

Another VIDEO Triple Feature today! 



While the background is wet the outstretched wings of the Rooster on the left are painted. The tips of the feathers on the wing farthest away from the viewer are dragged into the wet paint behind them. This allows me to make the ends soft, giving the impression of movement. 

The tips of the feathers on the closest wing are pulled toward the body of the Rooster. This gives them a distinct, hard edge; making them appear to come forward. 

A fourth VIDEO DEMONSTRATION! Are these Roosters on a roll or what???? 

I also want to paint the neck feathers, or hackles, while the background is still fresh and pliable. Mixes of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + White are used for the sienna hackles.

The red comb is blocked in next, I’ll come back later to finish it. My main objective now is to get the soft fingers of the comb pulled into the wet paint surrounding them.

I’ve completed the hackles and blocked in the comb of the second Rooster, we’re done for today. We’re making progress on those feisty fellas! HUGS,

One Response to “In Back of the Roosters”

  1. Angel Says:

    Thank you for all these great talking videos Mikki. How awesome for your collector to feel as if he is sitting in the room with you while you are painting. The colors in your roosters are just gorgeous!!! No doubt this will look amazing on your client’s wall.

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