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Last autumn I planted muscari bulbs under the winterviolets. Throughout the winter the violets continued to bloom and now the muscari are here as well. For the violets I used Indian Red and Ultramarin Violet, for the greens Green Olive/Yellow and for the muscari Bright Blue Violet. Some cadmium yellow as well for the leaves and hearts of the muscari.

violet and muscari

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I was traveling  last month from Central Asia to Western China. Little time did I have for painting though. The only drawing I made was of a dry pod, twig and a stone that I found in the Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The blue dome reminds me of the Bibi Khanum, the beautiful mosque that Timur build for his Chinese princess bride at the end of the 14th century. Samarkand

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