Crimson Visitor

Using an AMPERSAND Cradled Panel as my support, I begin sketching the basic design of my composition with a thin oil wash made of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. The Red Northern Cardinal is washed in with Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. My reference pictures are taped to my easel, making them easy to refer to as I work. You may click on this or any of the other images to view enlargements.

The adobe wall in the background is covered with several mixes in different combinations of White + MUD + Cadmium Orange and White + MUD. The corner of my Bright (square-tipped) Brush is used to work carefully around my sketch. To learn more about the brushes I prefer to use CLICK HERE.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION:

Blocking in the Sunflowers and White Daisies.

The surface of the floor is painted with mixtures of MUD + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light, Ultramarine Blue + MUD + White and Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + White. I let the sunlight splash across the tiles from the right. Then the perspective lines are drawn into the wet paint with a thin brush dipped in a mix of MUD + Liquin.

Various combinations of MUD + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White are used for the heavily textured wicker basket.

Silver Pony Foot Vine spills out of the basket from under the Sunflowers.

The highlights on Mr. Chippers fiery feathers are made of Cadmium Red Light + White.

The final step is to accentuate the petals of the Sunflowers illuminated by sunshine. Mixes of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow + White are used to add the cheery light to these happy flowers!

My heart always jumps for joy when Mr. Chippers appears in my garden. This “Crimson Visitor” is all set to bring that same Cheerful Joy to your heart! I appreciate you following along today!

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One Response to “Crimson Visitor”

  1. roseherczeg Says:

    Lots of great texture here and definitely signs of spring. Great colors and love Mr. Chippers! Colorful Hugs, Rose

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