Saturday, May 21, 2011

Yellow & white Daisies Project

Basket of Yellow and White Daisies


Cadmium Yellow Medium

Lemon or Hansa Yellow

Ultramarine Blue

Burnt Umber

Raw Sienna

Pine Green or other dark green

½” foliage Brush

#2 & #1 round Brush

#0 script liner

#6 flat shader

Draw or trace and transfer the shape of the basket. Paint basket with Burnt Umber using your # 6 flat brush. Paint vertical lines with Raw Sienna using the point of your # 2 round brush. While basket is drying, tap foliage using a ½” foliage brush, with mix of dark green and Raw Sienna, add some darker areas with dark green pigment mixed with a little black. High light areas with a color mixed with a little green + little ultramarine Blue and White. Add bright green with Hansa or Zinc yellow mixed with a little a little of your green.

Now go back to basket. Pull across strokes with Raw Sienna + White to create the weave of the basket. Paint ribbon with the tip of your #2 round brush with a brush mix of White and Ultramarine Blue. Highlight loops of ribbon with White.

Paint yellow daisies with Cadmium Yellow using the tip of your #1 round brush. Paint white daisies the same manner. Add Cadmium Yellow centers and shade the bottom of each center with Raw Sienna. Paint little calyxes with the bright yellow green with your liner. Paint little filler flowers with Ultramarine Blue + White by tapping with the tip of your liner.

Ros Stallcup

1436 Lakeview Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Thursday, May 19, 2011

France In the Spring

Our trip to France was wonderful... we spent 5 days in Paris and visited Monet's garden. We then traveled by train to Strasbourg and then to Veronique to teach for three days. The students were terrific and we loved being with the all.