Burst of Blooms

We’ve had a blast of winter, it’s going to get below freezing here tonight! BRRRRRRRR! I’m totally ready for spring so decided to paint a mama Bluebird feeding her babies in a blossoming plum tree.

The birds have been washed in with oil mixes of Cobalt Blue + Liquin and Burnt Sienna + Liquin. Thin mixtures of Permanent Rose + Liquin and Magenta + Liquin are used for the flowers. Please remember as you read my post, you may click on any of the images to see enlargements.

Leaves are added with combinations of Sap Green + Liquin and Pthalo Blue + Liquin.

Various shades of Viridian Green + MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + White are used for the background. The pink blossoms will appear even brighter with the muted greens behind them.

The background is finished and we’re ready to paint the fluffy flowers. Come Watch!

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Plum Blossoms


Deep centers are added to the individual flowers with a mix of Magenta + Liquin.

Flowers DONE! We’ll be painting the Bluebirds in our next session. Hope you’ll come back and follow along!

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4 Responses to “Burst of Blooms”

  1. roseherczeg Says:

    Beautiful! I love blue birds! Haven’t seen them for a while, but keeping my eye on the bird feeder! God bless you, Mikki! Love and Hugs, Rose

  2. phyllis@santafeartcollector.com Says:

    This makes me long for Spring. It has been so bitter cold and windy.

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