Bailey’s Garden

Jeana asked if I would add a pattern on the tall container to make it a bit different from the others. The pot is first painted with mixes in various proportions of Ultramarine Blue + White. Then the criss-cross pattern is drawn into the wet paint. As a final touch the diamonds illuminated by the sun are highlighted.

She also suggested a couple of Turquoise pots. They are made of Pthalo Turquoise Blue + White. Notice how the image extends on to the edges of the gallery wrap canvas. Having the painting attached to cardboard makes it easy to handle.


That Bailey is such a cutie! Jeana said she was nicknamed “Tippy Toes” because that was all you heard when she was excited!

The white swan is filled with deep red Petunias, mimicking Mr. Chippers’ crimson feathers. Sunflowers are blocked in following my usual sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last. Then the large dark centers are made with a mix of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. When applying the dark paint over the yellow background the two mix, the centers end up being a rich brown. Then I come back to make the dark spot in the very middle.

Bailey’s Garden     14″ x 14″

Bright red-orange Nasturtiums spill out of the pot next to the blue-purple Irises. Soft salmon pink Daises, in the container below, finish out “Bailey’s Garden”.

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One Response to “Bailey’s Garden”

  1. Zoe Says:

    Mikki, you often mention that you save your colors from previous painting sessions. Could you please describe the process you follow?
    Also, for how long can you save them? Thanks in advance!

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