We begin today’s session by painting that proud mother hen with colors left over from the floor and containers.
I know several of our readers have mentioned that the addition of audio explanations would be very helpful. I TOTALLY agree. However, here is my situation. I have a backlog of commissions to do, plus our Team Senkarik galleries need more paintings. As an artist that is the most wonderful place to be. God has blessed Jack and I, especially in this economy. I wish I could find the time to do more involved videos with complete audio. At this point these rudimentary ones are the best I can give you. But I’ll keep the idea in mind for when I have a bit more time. Thanks again to all of you for your kind comments and support. Please remember, always feel free to ask questions. You are very important to us and I’ll do my best to answer you.
NOW for the CHICKLETS! Their soft, downy feathers are mixes in various proportions of White + Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD. Also a few strokes of Ultramarine Blue + White are added here and there to help round their tiny bodies. The colors are very subtle, you might want to enlarge the video to see the details better.
Mama and her babies are complete! You can click on the image to enlarge the picture.
Red Corn Poppies fill the container to the left of the bench. Since the flowers dance above the foliage I don’t follow my usual sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last. I just start with the bright green foliage made from various mixes of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow. White is added for the lightest mixtures. This is shown at an angle so you can see how I’m working around the edge of the canvas.
The crepe papery flowers are now blocked in with Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Light. The thick paint is gently “Laid” on the canvas, being very careful not to pick up any of the underlying color on my brush. It would muddy the large, elegant blossoms.
Celebrate Spring 14 inches x 14 inches Original Oil Painting
Thin stems and dark centers finish out the Red Corn Poppies. Magenta Irises to the right of the bench are painted in the same order as the Poppies. Celebrate Spring is ready to head to its new home in Santa Fe! Hope this brought a fresh breath of warm Spring sunshine to those of you living in the frozen north. Hang in there, Spring is on the way! Hugs,