Begin Again!

Starting on another “Kitty” painting! I begin by sketching in a huge basket of flowers with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

My original plan was to have Sunflowers and Magenta Angelonia with Silver Pony Foot Vine draping down the sides of the wicker basket. As I was sketching the idea of Orange Lilies popped into my mind, so I’m adding a few to the bouquet.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Sketching the Kitty.

As you’ll see I got started on the wrong foot, so had to “Begin Again”! Watch how easy it is to erase and draw that kitten all over!

Our kitty is intently watching a “Flutter” of Monarch Butterflies fluttering around the flowers.

I use reference pictures I’ve taken in our garden over the years.

This flower is called Blue Mist. If you want to be sure you have plenty of Butterflies in your garden get some, it’s a true Butterfly Magnet!

We’re all sketched up and ready to start painting in our next session. I hope you’ll come back and follow along because I’ll have more videos! If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy.

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