Golden Daisies fill the bed beneath the Chili Ristras. They are first blocked in with mixes of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange and pure Cadmium Yellow Medium. As you read through my blog please remember, you may click on any image to view an enlargement.

Dusty gray-green foliage, made of several shades of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White, is painted around the masses of Yellow. Then the dark centers of the Daises are added with a mixture of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin Original.

Magenta Petunias nestle close to the Daisies. The fragrant blossoms are Magenta + Dioxazine Purple + White and Magenta + White. Their leaves, mixtures of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow, are brighter than those of the Daisies.

The Petunias’ deep, indented centers are delineated with a mix of Magenta + Liquin Original.

Using thick, impressionistic brushwork, the rock wall to the right of the opening is painted.

Red Salvia hugs the base of the courtyard wall.

We’re ready to begin planting the bright Pink Hollyhocks.

COME WATCH the VIDEO DEMONSTRATION as I block in the Hollyhocks!

Nasturtiums tumble out of the terra cotta containers hugging close to the Salvia and Hollyhocks. The bright blossoms are mixes of Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light and pure Cadmium Orange.

Disc shaped leaves finish out the Nasturtiums and we’re DONE! TRUCHAS TREASURE is ready to head home to Texas to fill Melissa and Jerry’s hearts with warm memories of New Mexico when they aren’t able to be at their beautiful hacienda retreat. I sure appreciate you following along. As Jack would say, “Much Obliged!”


© Senkarik 2023

2 Responses to “TRUCHAS TREASURE”

  1. Teri Walker Caldwell Says:

    Very nice!

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