The Rugged Wall


VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Rugged Stone Wall

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Tiles on Top of the Wall

Our wall is complete. The rough, irregular rock topped by smooth, terra cotta tile makes a nice contrast and brings extra interest to the composition. You may click on this, or any of the other images to view them larger.

Now for the Canna Lilies. The foliage is blocked in FIRST with several mixtures of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + a bit of Lemon Yellow. White is added into the lightest mix for the highlights on the large, broad leaves.

I’m working totally opposite from my usual blocking in sequence of FLOWERS FIRST, LEAVES LAST! This is because the blossoms are not in masses; they dance at the end of the tall stalks. Combinations of Cadmium Red Light + Permanent Rose + White are used for the flowers. The thick stokes of paint are gently “Laid” on top of the greens. I’m very careful to wipe any of the underlying leaf color off my brush so I don’t dirty the beautiful Coral blossoms.

That’s all for now, we’ll be doing more planting in our next session. There will be a VIDEO showing how I paint the White Petunias nestled at the base of the Cannas! Come watch and see the finished painting!

Jack celebrates his 3rd birthday in Heaven today. Knowing he is happy, healthy and able to paint again brings a smile to my heart! Every time I enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset I believe God has given all the artists in Heaven huge brushes to paint the sky, so those of us below will be reminded of His Love. Can’t you just envision Jack up there with Monet, Turner, Van Gogh and Sargent, happily splashing brilliant colors across the heavens? Please say a little prayer Thanking God for letting all of us have the joy of knowing this wonderfully generous man! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK! We miss you and will see you again one day when our race here on earth is finished! With Big Hugs,



3 Responses to “The Rugged Wall”

  1. Fatima Says:

    Happy Birthday to Sir Jack in heaven..He was a lucky man to have such a caring and loving wife..Ur painting is looking beautiful!

  2. Lynanne Badger Says:

    ♥️ Happy Birthday Jack ♥️

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