Let’s get these boots painted! Mixtures of Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) are used for the shadows. The sunlit portion is Cadmium Yellow Medium, while highlights are made of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Lemon Yellow. The leaves of the Sweet Potato Vine cast heart shaped shadows, bringing a touch of romance to the piece! Please remember, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

I paint carefully around the sketch of the hummingbird hovering in front of the right boot.

   VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Hummingbird!

Deep Orange Nasturtiums cascade down the side of the boot behind the Hummingbird. The blossoms are blocked in first with shades of Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson and pure Cadmium Orange. Then the round leaves are painted with various mixes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + a touch of Cadmium Orange + White.

The shadows of the white Pansies are painted with White + Ultramarine Blue, White + Dioxazine Purple and White + Pthalo Blue.

Highlights are added with Pure White, then the distinctive centers of the Pansies are made with Dioxazine Purple.

My faithful old friends gain a second life as planters, overflowing with beautiful Angelonia, Pansies, Nasturtiums and Sweet Potato Vine. I don’t know about you but the three Hummingbird “Compadres”, attracted by the Magenta Angelonia flowers, bring smiles to my soul! Thank you for following along, I really appreciate all of your kind comments! HUGS,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG


One Response to “Compadres”

  1. Fatima Says:

    Hello tiny birds are very pretty indeed..

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