Boots and Birds

Being an avid gardener I wear out my rubber garden boots on a regular basis. Years ago Jack suggested making them into planters for flowers and they worked perfectly.

So today I’m painting a pair of my favorite, bright yellow ones filled with Angelonia, Nasturtiums and Pansies. This 16 inch x 16 inch piece will be for Gallery 1870, located in Yountville at the southern end of the Napa Valley in California.

Using a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin I add some Hummingbirds attracted by the Angelonia.

  VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Washing in the Magenta Angelonia Flowers

We’ll start painting in our next session, hope you’ll come follow along! 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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