Nothing says spring more than a garden bursting with hanging wisteria, rhododendrons, and other colorful blossoms. A footbridge stretching over a pond reminds me of Monet’s garden and makes for an interesting, romantic focal point.


A: Thinned primary red over white gesso gives your scene the feeling of a spring day and unifies the painting.

Prepare a stretched 20" × 20" canvas with a wash of primary red light. For sketching, use thinned dioxazine purple to rough in the position of the curved walking bridge and ...

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