Field and Stream


VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Bluebonnet field and upper stream.

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The lower level of the stream is covered with mixes of Pthalo Blue + White. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

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Then reflections are pulled straight down into the water with color leftover from the rocks. The mixes are MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + more Ultramarine Blue + White.

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White + a tiny bit of Ultramarine Blue is used to make the little white “Caps” on the bluebonnets in the distance.

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The Prickly Pear Cactus is painted with some of the greens leftover from the distant tree and hills. Alizarin Crimson is added into a few of the mixtures to accentuate the pads warmed by the sun.

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We’re ready to begin construction on the building! Let’s get started…..

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Tile Roof. I apologize, the image is a little fuzzy. I forgot to fine focus the camera before I started painting. OPPPSSSSS!

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Combinations of MUD + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White are used for the rugged stone wall. I have to work carefully around my sketch of the Hummingbirds.

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The cross over the arch is “Carved” into the keystone with MUD + Liquin. I brace against the mahl stick which is hooked over the top of my easel in order to steady my hand.

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The gnarled trunk of the Wisteria is drawn into the wet paint of the wall with the same MUD mixture. The curved limbs are highlighted with color from the tile roof.

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The shadow portion of the red gates is Cadmium Red Deep + Alizarin Crimson. The part illuminated by sunlight is pure Cadmium Red Light.

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The edges of the individual boards comprising the gates are accented and wrought iron handles added. So that finishes us up for this session. Hope you come back and visit the studio again, more VIDEOS are in the works! With Colorful Smiles!


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