Wake Up to the Cote d’Azur

The pitcher holding the flowers is painted with several shades of Ultramarine Blue + White. As you read through my blog, please remember that you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

Cheery Sunflower Blossoms are blocked in using Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange + a little MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) and Cadmium Yellow Medium.

The dark centers are first put in with a mix of MUD + Liquin Original. Then some of the flower color is dragged into the dark to make the lighter, outer portion of the centers.

The Sunflower petals illuminated by sunshine have been highlighted with Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow. Then the tall, spiky blooms of the Angelonia were made with various mixes of Magenta + White. Moving to the wicker fruit basket, the distinctive texture is painted with mixtures leftover from the tile floor.

Grapes, spilling out of the basket, are combinations of Viridian Green + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White.

Wouldn’t it be fun to wake up in the morning, walk out and have breakfast on this pleasant terrace overlooking the Cote d’Azur? I can just feel the cool breeze and hear the waves crashing against the bluffs in the distance.

Enjoy this Video Progression of “Wake Up to the Cote d’Azur”, that shows the painting process from beginning to end. I appreciate you following my blog; hope you’ll come back to see what’s going to be next up on my easel! With Colorful Smiles,


© Senkarik 2022


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