Purple and Pink

The Clematis was originally washed in with Dioxazine Purple + Liquin and Magenta + Liquin. That was allowed to dry, today I’m coming back to complete this beautiful flowering vine. Mixtures of Sap Green + Lemon Yellow + White make up the foliage. Then opaque mixes of Dioxazine Purple + White and Magenta + White are used to highlight the petals of the blossoms. The luminous wash is allowed to show through, adding richness to the flowers.

The deep centers are made with Alizarin Crimson + Liquin, stamens are then added with a combination of Cadmium Yellow Medium + a touch of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson). You may enlarge the image to see it more clearly, just click on the picture.

Pink Petunias tumble out of terra cotta containers. The mass of pinks is made of several shades of Permanent Rose + White. I work in my usual sequence of FLOWERS FIRST, LEAVES LAST. Notice the blossoms are blocked in on the left, on the right I’m added the greens. I work around the pinks with the darker leaves, shaping the flowers. The foliage is made of pure greens resulting from combining different proportions of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

The morning sun dances on the Petunias, waking them from their nightly slumber. I appreciate your visit today. Please come back, I’ll have a demonstration video in our next session! And if you’ve enjoyed my blog please feel free to share it with all of your friends. HUGS,

4 Responses to “Purple and Pink”

  1. Barbara Johnson Says:

    Love the colors ! Beautiful work , can’t wait to see it finished !

  2. Rose Herczeg Says:

    The light is just dancing all around this painting. Like Barbara, I can’t wait to see the finale 🙂

  3. Alice Cox Says:

    This painting reminds me of that beautiful hymn, “Morning Has Broken”!

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