Planting and Building Continue

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the cascading leaves of the Giant Birds of Paradise.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Working on the Sweet Potato Vine draping down the rugged stone wall.

I zoomed in a little too close on my video demonstration of the Sweet Potato Vine. You couldn’t see all of the heart shaped leaves dangling down. But here they are! If you’d like to see an enlargement of this or any of the other images in this post, please click on the picture.

After finishing the old rock building with mixes of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + White, the Red Door is painted. I’ve used Cadmium Red Light + Alizarin Crimson for the shadows, pure Cadmium Red Light makes up the sunlit portion of the door.

It’s fun to paint the twisted, gnarled trunks of Trumpet Vine, Bougainvillea and Wisteria. They are covered first with a very dark mix of MUD + Cadmium Orange. Then highlights are added with the same mixture + more Cadmium Orange + a little bit of White.

That Red Door really pops against all the cool colors of the water in the background. The drama will increase as I begin adding the Trumpet Vine, cobblestone floor and warm flowers in the foreground. COME WATCH in my next session. With Colorful Smiles and Big Hugs,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEGALL SENKARIK IMAGES ARE PROTECTED UNDER INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW

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