Fruit Stand

The gravel road is painted with mixtures of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White. More Blue is added into the mixes for the portion of the road behind the Racoon, the cooler colors recede. The foreground colors are made warmer by mixing more Cadmium Orange into the paint combinations. A shaft of light spills across the road, spotlighting the mischievous Racoon and Chipmunks.

The inside of the pumpkin fragment is painted with White + Cadmium Orange + a touch of MUD + a little bit of Cadmium Yellow Medium.

A special color, Pthalo Turquoise Blue is used for the Fruit Stand. White is added into all of these mixtures; less for the darker ones, more White in the lightest. The darkest shade, on the underneath of the roof, has a bit of MUD worked into the paint.

The entire surface of the tin roof is covered first with White + MUD + a tiny touch of Cadmium Orange + some Ultramarine Blue. Then corrugations are drawn into the wet paint with a brush dipped in a mix of MUD + Liquin.

  VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Chili Pepper Ristras

What’s better than huge Heirloom Tomatoes picked fresh from the plant that very morning? When we discovered them at a Farmer’s Market, Jack and I would buy several. Then eat them right there, just like apples. We’d laugh as we wiped the delicious juices off each other’s chin!

Fresh Blackberries and Blueberries, YUMM! My mouth is watering already.

Indian Corn fills the basket by Tica and the corner of the bin below, next to sweet Bell Peppers. Color left over from the fall foliage is used to paint the multicolored ears. If you’d like a closer view, just click on the image to see an enlargement.

Native Apples and more Chiles overflow from containers at the base of our little Fruit Stand. That’s all for this session, hope you’ll come back for the next one. I’ll have video demonstrations as I paint the Sunflowers and that little rascal, the Racoon! 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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4 Responses to “Fruit Stand”

  1. Jeana Says:

    Wow that turquoise on the stand is PERFECT

  2. Barb Arden Says:

    I never would’ve imagined you were using student grade paints! Do you have any concerns about the archival qualities?

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Jack researched this extensively years ago. He contacted Winsor Newton and they told him the WINTON Oils have the same longevity and archival durability as the more expensive oils! That’s when he decided to just use WINTON Oils and forget about paying more for the others! Thank you for following my blog, Mikki

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