Nasturtiums, Sunflowers and African Daisies


VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Nasturtiums

The blossoms of the Sunflowers have been blocked in with mixes of Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson), Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD and pure Cadmium Yellow Medium. A few strokes of the darker Nasturtium colors have been added in the deepest shadows of the flowers. The leaves are combinations of Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow.

The addition of the large dark centers makes these blooms immediate scream, “SUNFLOWERS!”

African Daisies nestle along the base of the wall to the right of the bright gate. Many of the flowers dance above the foliage, they are painted with mixtures of Alizarin Crimson + White, Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Red Light + White, Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Red Light and Cadmium Red Light.

After painting the leaves with several shades of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White the unique centers of the Daisies are delineated in 3 steps. #1. A dark dot is painted in the middle of each blossom with MUD. #2. A smaller Cadmium Yellow Medium dot is placed in the center of the darker one. #3. A tiny speck of MUD is then put in the middle of the yellow dot. To see this more clearly you may click on the image to enlarge the picture.

I know I promised you a couple of Videos in my last post. WELL….the second one will be in our next session. So ’til then, HAPPY PAINTING!

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