Cross Vine and Hummers

I’ve got SPRING FEVER so I’m starting a SPRING painting today. Fortunately our Cross Vine survived the brutal cold that we had in February. It’s blooming profusely now and Hummingbirds are loving the trumpet shaped blossoms. I make a quick drawing of my idea in a sketchbook to solidify the composition. Please remember as you read my blog, you may click on any of the images to view enlargements.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Sketching the Initial Plan on the Canvas

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Sketching One of the Hummingbirds

The blossoms of the Cross Vine are blocked in with mixes of Permanent Rose + Liquin and Magenta + Liquin.

Thin oil washes of Sap Green + Liquin and Pthalo Blue + Liquin are used to block in the foliage. I carefully work around the flowers as I want their color to remain vibrant.

Now the delicate stems and twigs of the rambling vine are added.

I‘ll allow this to dry completely and begin applying opaque oil color in our next session. Hope you’ll come back and follow along! HUGS,


© Senkarik 2021

One Response to “Cross Vine and Hummers”

  1. Maryanne Cole Says:

    Just breathe taking!!!!

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