Bluebonnet Bugler

The majority of the Rooster’s comb is painted with mixes of Cadmium Red Deep + Alizarin Crimson and pure Cadmium Red Deep. Then Cadmium Red Light is used to indicate the illumination where the rising sun glows through the thin comb.

Moving to the Rooster’s wing the longest feathers are painted first because they are underneath the brilliant blue ones near his shoulder. Mixes of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + White are used.

Mixtures of Pthalo Blue + White are used for those beautiful, iridescent feathers overlying the longer, rusty ones on his wing.

Cadmium Yellow Medium was added into the mixes leftover from the rust colored wing to use for the “Hackle” feathers on the Rooster’s neck. Then Cadmium Red Light and Alizarin Crimson are combined into those mixes for the “Saddle” feathers cascading over his back and wing.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Tail Feathers of the Rooster

Deep Magenta Morning Glories ramble along the top of the fence. Rich mixtures of Magenta + White and Magenta + Dioxazine Purple + White are used for the large blossoms.

The vine of the Morning Glory winds its way over and around the cedar rail.

Bluebonnet Bugler    24 inches by 30 inches

Heart shaped leaves pop out along the vine and WE’RE DONE! This “Bluebonnet Bugler” is ready to greet the day with a loud “Cock-a-Doodle-Do”! Thank you for following my blog and also for your wonderfully kind comments! With Colorful Smiles,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEGALL SENKARIK IMAGES ARE PROTECTED UNDER INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW


4 Responses to “Bluebonnet Bugler”

  1. Terri El-Farkh Says:

    What a harmonious painting. I really feel like I am waking up with him.

  2. Anna Says:

    Beautiful paintings, i love how colorful are you artworks! How much time did it take you to paint “Bluebonnet Bugler” ?

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Anna,
      Thank you for contacting me and your kind comments. It took 6 days to paint “Bluebonnet Bugler”. I usually work about 5 or 6 hours a day. Hope this helps! Hugs, Mikki

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