Tropical Birdhouse Cabinet

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  • VjwMMoOkn hit ull wooden cabinet with its peaked roof .iikJ tropical look i* perfect for outdoor use. such in a *unroon> or a screened-in porch, on the patio, or next to the pool. If you plan to keep thi> caliincf outdoors, protcct the painting with a variuth spctullv tonnu-late«! for exterior me.

Brunches and Green Pa trot

1 Load a '¿»inch (19m) flat wkh 1 Floating Medium, then woek a little 'Ihicket and I Jnet» well mto the brush. Paint the fcm «cm» fur pmi-noiung. pulling each frond from the uem outward Load a no. 8 flat with Ihicket and Floanng Medium and paint little clusters of one-stroke shadow leases Repeat around the cabinet w here desired and on the bottom «hdf.

Double load a ¿-inch (|Vmm> Oat — with Wickcr White and Burnt L*mbcr to paint the liranchev The mosement is the umr a« painting sine«, but putting moec pressure on the chiad edge of the brush makes the I »ram he* thicker than vincv Pas- attention to the way the smaller branches come off of a larger branch — never at a TO-degree angle.

^ Begin the green parrot by tracing on the pattern Paint the head with a no. 12 flat loaded w ith School Bus Yellow and side loaded mto Poppy Red Stroke the outer edge of the head first, then 612 in Load a no. # flat with Wicker White and Medium Yellow and paint the eye area with tws» w*sy circles fur the wnnklcs.

4 With a vimh (I'toiin) flat, pick up (¿riw Green and Medium Yellow. Start down at the end of the longest tail feather ami paint long, chisel-edge strokes up toward the body to represent tail feathers*

• To paint the left wing, add llucket J to the same brush and stroke the w ing feathers mer the tail feathers, starting frocn the outer up of the wing and working upward toward the shoulder. The green will get progrrsui civ darker as you pock up more 'Ihicket on your brush.

Q For the top ni the l>eak. pick up Medium Yellow and ' Thxkct on the same brush Stroke the yelkiw edge first, then paint the top edge of the top beak, holding Thicket to the outer edge.

Q For the top ni the l>eak. pick up Medium Yellow and ' Thxkct on the same brush Stroke the yelkiw edge first, then paint the top edge of the top beak, holding Thicket to the outer edge.

1 / \ I ¿»ad a no I wript liner with licorice and punt the IV/ arvlc ic»c the cje. tlic line that scfuntc» the lieak nom the head, and the nostriL f>ip the up of the same brush into Wicker White and add highlights to all those arras. Load a no. 2 script liner with ink} Laconic and detail ««tie wasy I mes around the e^es.

6 Wipe cues« paint out of >our brush onto a paper towel. Pick up a little Wicker White and add a row of white feathers, again stroking from the wing tip toward the bod). With the same tmash. pick up Cims Green and .Medium Yellow ami finish the rest of the feathers up to tlie »h« wilder.

7lo paint the right wing, start at the outer tip again and oserlax stroke* nght on top of the wing sou jIready painted, wing a fc-tadi (Iftnm) flat with Cira%% (ireen and Medium YHW

8 Alternate feather colors all the way u|i to the shoulder. addmg Wicker White, ihcn Thicie« and Medium Yd-low feathers. With a no. 6 flat double boded with Ihiciet ami (irass (,rren. paint the bottom \un *>f the beak, holding Thicket tow ard the edge of the bcak-

nLoid a K-iarh i iVmm) fbt with KWinç Medium and «¿de load mi» Burnt Umlief. Meut wiroe «hading around the green parrot.

Parrots and White Orchid

1 ^ To paint die bright blue parrot. 1 .. loa J a ¿-ench <l9mm) liai with True Blue and I'rimun Blue and a little Wider White. Hamt the head. Iiody and tad feather* fcm. Neu paint the hack wing. then the front wing, wwh (¿ra«« Green. School Bo* Yellow and Wider White. The wing feather* are punted the Mme way at foe the green parroc. tuning at the op and \tn iking tin».ird tiic «houlilcr. The U-ak color» are Prvmian Blur and True Blue

D Begin the white orchid In loading a -inch < |Vimn> flat with Wider White and a touch of Medium Yellow-, «ule load the white comer into a httk Bern Wme. Paint the had upper petal — Uniitig up to a point, changing direction of brittle* and «luting hack down, keeping pank to the outer edge Paint the two tide pctah by putting prctwrc on the and making loopy, wiggling «rr»úe*

10 make the pink edge* look mfth.

l.oad Wicker White and a Utile Medium Ydlow on a no. 12 flat and paint the bottom two petal«. «Utting down to a point and liad up in one «irolc.

1 r Aiid < «ra» < ¿rem to the xunc hru*h and puini v«tk 1 > jfffCll niw fn*n ihr tinter «md, Oüinf the ehoel edge of yxmr hnnh. Ut «II the petal* dry.

1 / I -Mil a m» 12 tl.il Mith Molting Medium. then »Je JO kud into < ¿rw (.reen float «ihk Utading anund ihr oleo oí the luye tule peul»

1 'y Foe the crumpet pin oí «he oechuL Um1 Seht«J Kit* 1 O lleiorr uimpletirç the ortie vi raffle*, suint j Bcm 1 / YeUn* and Berr> \Vrnc <«ibu, \2 flat to pu»m ihe 1 O Wine «coup underneath. then fmith ihe ruföy |*uU h*%e oí the tninipet. Kk I up Wicker WTiite on the SdiixJ Bu« Veil m comer of the hnith and painting niftlo •fino*I the «jpm»njt of the trumpet

1 'y Foe the crumpet pin oí «he oechuL Um1 Seht«J Kit* 1 O lleiorr uimpletirç the ortie vi raffle*, suint j Bcm 1 / YeUn* and Berr> \Vrnc <«ibu, \2 flat to pu»m ihe 1 O Wine «coup underneath. then fmith ihe ruföy |*uU h*%e oí the tninipet. Kk I up Wicker WTiite on the SdiixJ Bu« Veil m comer of the hnith and painting niftlo •fino*I the «jpm»njt of the trumpet

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White Orchid Paintings

1() With the same brush. make little stroke* from inside 1 / the trumpet* throat downwanl toward the rofll) edge, leading with the yeBow corner of the brush. Let dry.

\ lu»ad a no A flat with Floating Medium, side load —V / mto Berry Wine, and add a little ahadmg accent at the throat ioc depth.

Add a fettle touch of w hite to the throat after finishing the dark shading accent

With Thicket and a bit of Sun-Lälm flower on a Â-ioch (l'émoi) flat, pull a stem from the hack of the orchid to the branch, then paint tome large smooth leaves, keeping Thacket

With Thicket and a bit of Sun-Lälm flower on a Â-ioch (l'émoi) flat, pull a stem from the hack of the orchid to the branch, then paint tome large smooth leaves, keeping Thacket

1 ^ The purple orchid» arc punted in much the »«me — way a» rhe white orchid, hut the color» are Violet Fancy ami Dwiiaxinc Purple. piu» Bern Wine. The center» and leave» are Thicket and School But Ydfov

] The color» fur the pink orchid» are Burnt Carmine, — I Wider White and School Bu% Yellow for the outer petak and Scho»4 Bu» Yellow. Thicket and Wider W1ntr for the center».

Purple, Pink and Yellow Orchids

1 ^ The purple orchid» arc punted in much the »«me — way a» rhe white orchid, hut the color» are Violet Fancy ami Dwiiaxinc Purple. piu» Bern Wine. The center» and leave» are Thicket and School But Ydfov

] The color» fur the pink orchid» are Burnt Carmine, — I Wider White and School Bu% Yellow for the outer petak and Scho»4 Bu» Yellow. Thicket and Wider W1ntr for the center».

^ r *!~he yellow flower» are School — J Bu» Yellow and Wicker White for the petals Burnt Carmine for the centers and Gnw (keen and Yellow for the »term-

Dampen a »raafl synthetic «p*mgc and multi-lowd k w»th Wicker White. Sunflower, Thicket, ami Burnt L'mber. Sponge uune mo** oo the roof and under the eaiev Fuu»h with »nme «nail leave» punted with Thicket and Floating Medium tru»l mu«« cjhavt *

^ r *!~he yellow flower» are School — J Bu» Yellow and Wicker White for the petals Burnt Carmine for the centers and Gnw (keen and Yellow for the »term-

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Pattern For Tropical Birds and Orchids

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Finished Cabinet

Finished Cabinet

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