A Colorful Celebration!


VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Fountain

OK, fountain is complete, let’s get to work planting some flowers. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

California Poppies fill the square container by the base of the fountain. The blossoms are mixes of Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Orange. Leaves are painted around the flowers with several shades of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White.

Centers of the Poppies are added with a thin oil mixture of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin.

Geraniums made of Cadmium Red Deep + Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red Deep nestle next to the California Poppies.

Leaves are painted with Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow, then the petals of the Geraniums illuminated by sunshine are delineated with Cadmium Red Light.

Petunias tumble out of the planter to the right of the red gate. Mixes of Magenta + White are used for the delicate blossoms, the foliage is blocked in with combinations of Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Plumeria

The broad leaves and stems of the Plumeria are mixes of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

The centers of the Plumeria flowers have a hint of yellow. The corner of my square, Bright brush is used to add touches of Cadmium Yellow Medium to the fragrant blossoms.

Geraniums in the lower right corner are “Planted” with paint remaining from those on the left side of the courtyard.

“A Colorful Celebration”

Water cascades from the fountain and “A Colorful Celebration” is ready to start bringing lots of happiness to its new owners! I really appreciate you following along! With Cheerful Smiles and Big Hugs,


2 Responses to “A Colorful Celebration!”

  1. Fatima Says:

    Wow..it’s so beautiful!i keep a small note of all the flowers you paint and plumeria is the first time I saw you paint..so lucky are the flowers that you chose to paint!I wish you would try more new flowers and I’m sure they will all be beautiful..the grass in front of bluebonnets is so bright ..what colours did u use there?its indeed a colourful celebration..

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