Blooms ‘n Bluebirds

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Pink Petunias

The heart-shaped leaves of the Sweet Potato Vine are made with combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Lemon Yellow. You may click on any of the images to see them larger.

The body of the Bluebird has been painted using several shades of Cobalt Blue + White. A mixture of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light + White is used for the rusty markings on the bird’s neck.

MUD is added into the darkest Cobalt Blue + White mix to make the long feathers of the wings and tail.

The same mix used for the neck of the first Bluebird is now used to paint the rusty chest feathers of the one balanced on the curved handle of the basket.

The wicker basket full of “BLOOMS ‘N BLUEBIRDS” brings a smile to my heart! Hope it does yours as well!

Come watch the progression from the pen and ink sketch to the finished painting! I appreciate you following along on my Blog and YouTube Videos. Please subscribe to both. With Colorful Hugs,


© Senkarik 2021

One Response to “Blooms ‘n Bluebirds”

  1. Ana Guerra Says:

    Beautiful works Happy thanksgiving


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