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Tropical Garden

A Cayman Can Do It, 60x48",Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, ©2012 Lucinda Howe

Several vacation trips to the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort have inspired this week’s large painting.  Sunny yellow walls surround a lush tropical courtyard garden and turtle pond.  I wanted to capture the warm relaxed feeling of a day in the tropics.

The technique for this painting involves painting in layers, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next.  Acrylic paints dry fast, so the layers can be built up quickly. Here are the steps:

  • Paint the background with yellow-tinted gesso
  • Draw the design with a brush using black gesso
  • Apply transparent glazes (paint mixed with glazing medium) to add color
  • Apply opaque paint as finishing touches and white highlights
  • Apply two coats of acrylic varnish

Here is a short video that shows the work in progress in the drawing phase.

[qt:/videos/TropicalGarden2011.mov 320 240]


This painting is now on display at The Village Artists at The Village at Sandhill (Columbia, SC).  I hope you will stop by before the end of the end of the month and take a look.

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New Studio: Part 7… Open Studio and Art Sale

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Open Studio Friday evening!  Here’s a video of the event.  If you missed it, please sign up for my newsletter or like my Facebook page to be notified of future events.

[qt:/videos/OpenStudio.mov 320 240]

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