Delivery of Sunshine

The interior of the back wheel is filled with Lavender. I don’t add any details of the flowers or spokes because I want that area to recede. Then the bicycle pedal is painted. The flat edge of my Bright (square) brush is ideal for shaping the chrome portion.

Moving to the front of the bike I paint the flowers in behind the wheel. Then spokes are added. I don’t delineate each and every one, just those glinting in the sunlight. The viewer’s eye will complete the picture. Unless you look very closely you wouldn’t even notice they aren’t totally there. 

You may enlarge the image to see this better, just click on the picture and check it out! You’ll see what I mean. Just one of those neat little tricks “Our Jack” taught me!

DEMONSTRATION VIDEO! Painting the wicker basket that will be filled with Sunflowers.

Now let’s deck out those baskets in the back with Geraniums. Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Medium and Cadmium Red Light are used for the blossoms. The foliage is made of mixes of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

Sunflowers are blocked in with various combinations of Cadmium Yellow Deep + Cadmium Orange + MUD (Alizarin Crimson + Ultramarine Blue) and Cadmium Yellow Medium. A few brushstrokes of red leftover from the Geraniums are mixed in here and there for interest.

The large, dark centers are MUD + Liquin. Sweet Potato Vine is going to tumble out of the basket where the white spot is.

Now for the icing on the cake, our sweet little kitty! Color remaining from the rock wall, mixed with a little MUD is used for him.

Here’s a closeup of the tiny “sniffer”!

Delivery of Sunshine   14 inches by 14 inches

Some lucky person is going to receive a “Delivery of Sunshine”. What a happy surprise! Thanks for following along. And…..speaking of surprises. In our next session I’ll be starting that secret gift commission I told you about a while ago. HUGS,


3 Responses to “Delivery of Sunshine”

  1. bonnie austin Says:

    That is so cute!

  2. Mary Spear Says:

    I just love this painting! The video on how to paint the wicker basket was very interesting. And the adorable kitten is definitely the cherry on top! Thank you so very much for sharing not only your process, but also the videos. I look forward to watching you paint every week!

  3. Barbara Johnson Says:

    I really look forward to your emails too ! Love the videos and all your generous sharing of your process ! Great learning experience for me!
    This painting is another wonderful example of your creativity & knowledge !

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