Delightful Daisies

We’ll begin applying the opaque oil paint with the background. My color recipes are shown above. #1. White + Pthalo Blue. #2. Three shades of White + Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange. Please keep in mind, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

All of the flowers, leaves and birds that were completed in the previous session are now dry. Because sunlight comes into the painting from the upper right, I paint that corner with the lightest of the three #2 mixtures. The background becomes progressively darker as we move down and to the left.

The entire surface of the wicker basket has been painted with mixes of MUD + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White, establishing the light and shadow pattern. Now, the crevices between the strands of wicker are indicated with a mix of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin Original. The corner of a larger, square tipped, Bright Brush works perfectly to drag the lines into the wet paint of the basket. To learn more about the brushes I prefer to use, CLICK HERE.

The strands of wicker, illuminated by the sun, are highlighted with some of the lightest basket mixture that has more White added.

Combinations of Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Orange are used for the petals of the Daisies.

The Daisies that were washed in previously are now dry. Leaves are painted around them with mixes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

Now I come back to paint the Daises that are surrounded by the leaves. I have to be careful to wipe and clean my brush after every stroke. Here’s why……

My brush picks up some of the green when I’m painting the flower petals. If I don’t clean my brush in between brushstrokes, the green will muddy the color of the blossoms, dulling their bright hues.

Centers are made with mixes of MUD + Cadmium Orange.

That’s all for this session. Hope you’ll come back for our next one, we’ll be finishing up. I’m planning to have a video demonstration showing how I paint the Petunias! I appreciate you following along. Hugs,


© Senkarik 2021

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