Tuscan Hide Away

I had originally planned to plant the Black Eye Susans in the square container next to the wine barrel wagon. But the cheerful yellow flowers will look better against the door. The flowers are blocked in first, then the foliage is painted around the masses of yellow. The greens are used to shape the blossoms. Dark centers are added with a mix of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

Since the Black Eye Susans took their place next to the door, the Pink Poppies are planted in the square container. The large blooms are painted with mixes of Permanent Rose + White while the leaves are Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

Nasturtiums cascade out of the hanging basket to the left of the door. It’s fun painting the round leaves. I can just give my square tipped “Bright” brush a twist and Presto…..a round leaf appears! These are made of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

Magenta Petunias fill the remaining terra cotta containers. They are blocked in with my usual sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last. The ones on the left show the first step, on the right I’m adding the foliage.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the cute little White Kitty curled up on the window sill.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Bengal Kitty

Tuscan Hide Away    14 inches x 14 inches

We’re DONE! A “Tuscan Hide Away”, complete with a couple of sweet Purr Babies, is ready to head for its new home! Thank you for watching. I hope you’ve had as much fun following along as I’ve had painting! I appreciate all of you and please remember, feel free to ask questions! With BIG HUGS,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG



2 Responses to “Tuscan Hide Away”

  1. Anne Spies Says:

    The colors and kitties in this beautiful painting make me very happy!

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