Foxgloves, Nasturtiums, Geraniums and Petunias

The foliage of the Foxgloves is painted around the washed in flowers that are now completely dry. Mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow are used for the leaves.

OK, let’s work on those pretty pink blooms of the Foxgloves. Mixes in several combinations of White + Permanent Rose are used to paint the striking, tubular flowers. Deep centers are added with a mix of Magenta + Liquin.

Nasturtiums tumble out of the wheelbarrow beside the tall spires of the Foxgloves. The fragrant red orange blossoms are mixes of Cadmium Red Light + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light, and Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange. Some Cadmium Orange is also mixed into the greens leftover from the adjoining flowers for the disc shaped leaves of the Nasturtiums.

It’s fun drawing all of the little tendrils and vines into the wet foliage of the Nasturtiums with a fine liner brush. Please remember, you may click on this or any of the other pictures to see them larger.

Cadmium Red Deep + a touch of Magenta is used for the darkest red petals of the Geraniums. Cadmium Red Medium is perfect to block in the rest of these garden favorites.

The sunlit petals are highlighted with Cadmium Red Light, then leaves are blocked in with mixes of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow. A few brushstrokes of Pthalo Blue + White are added here and there to bring coolness into the depth of the foliage.

Stems and flower buds finish out the Geraniums. Next the mass of Petunias is covered with mixtures of White + Pthalo Blue, White + Dioxazine Purple and White + Ultramarine Blue. This color block will provide the shadow portion of the White flowers.

Pure White highlights are added to the blooms illuminated by the sun pouring into the painting. The deep centers of the Petunias are delineated with Alizarin Crimson. Thanks for following along today. And just a little sneak preview, I’ll have a couple of Video Demonstrations in my next blog showing how I paint one of those cute little kitties! HUGS,

4 Responses to “Foxgloves, Nasturtiums, Geraniums and Petunias”

  1. Rose Herczeg Says:

    You always pick the most pleasing combination of colors and flowers! Sorry for being redundant, but this one is beautiful!

  2. Silvia Fedosejevs Says:

    Gorgeous as usual xxx

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