Fall Touches

Fall is a favorite time of the year for Jeana so we decided to hang a bouquet of Maize on her front door. This also gives a little Southwestern flavor to the scene. Oil color remaining from the foliage of the tree behind the house is used for the colorful Indian Corn. The golds, reds and oranges appear extra vibrant against the Ivory Black door. You may click on this, or any of the other images to view enlargements.

The brick bases of the columns are painted with several mixes in different proportions of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson + White and Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. Short, choppy strokes are made with a Bright, square tipped brush. The heavy texture gives the impression of rough bricks.

Pumpkins settle in at the top of the steps leading to the porch.

The stair railings are drawn over the brick column bases, steps and pumpkins with a mix of MUD + Liquin. Next Hydrangeas are planted along the left side of our Craftsman Cottage. The lush blossoms are mixes of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White and Dioxazine Purple + White. Large leaves are made with Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + Cadmium Yellow Medium. I make sure to bring some of the green behind the Cardinal, this will accentuate his red feathers.

Magenta Hollyhocks line up to the right of the porch. The papery flowers are mixes of Dioxazine Purple + Magenta + White and Magenta + White. Greens from the Hydrangeas are used for the foliage of the Hollies.

We’re making progress! Hope you’ll come back for our next session! With Colorful Smiles and CyberSAFE Hugs,




2 Responses to “Fall Touches”

  1. Jason Says:

    The sky is amazing!

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