Jack and I love the Amalfi Coast so let’s go there for my newest eBay painting. It seems every bend in the narrow road brings spectacular views as you follow the coastline along this part of Italy. As we traveled through several villages high above the water we wondered what it would be like to live there. What a scene to look out on every day!
The azure ocean and the sunlit village of Amalfi in the distance are framed by the darkness of the stone archway. The rustling fronds of the palm tree also provide a dark mass to intensify the sparkling water below. To see any of these pictures larger just click on the image.
Ropes of garlic are seen everywhere on the Amalfi Coast. The basic shapes of the individual bulbs are blocked in with blues and purples using the corner of a #4 Bright brush.
Creamy highlights are added on the garlic ropes to indicate the cloves. A happy red door is a must to compliment the blue-green water down below. It’s amazing how the feeling of distance is increased when the warmth of the red door is juxtaposed against the cool water.
Cheery yellow Sunflowers add to the warm welcome. The bright green foliage of the Canna Lilies is mixed with various proportions of Pthalo Blue + Hansa Lemon Yellow. The pure green will make the red appear even brighter because it’s a direct compliment. The reference photo taped to my easel was taken when we lived on Long Boat Key in Florida, long before digital cameras. I’m using it mainly for the anatomy of the plant, not for the color of the leaves.
High Above Amalfi 16″ x 19″ Original Oil Painting
Here is your chance to enjoy the beautiful Amalfi Coast every single day. The auction ends Sunday, January 22 at 8 PM in Texas. That’s Central Standard Time. So have some fun and visit my auction on eBay.
The outside dimension of the Senkarik Signature Frame is 16 inches tall and 19 inches wide. The size of the painted image is 11 1/2 inches tall by 14 1/2 inches wide. A Senkarik original oil painting this size sells in our galleries for $890. The auction bidding starts at a PENNY. That’s right, 1 cent. To say Thank You we are giving FREE SHIPPING, anywhere in the continental United States, to the winner.
Good Luck and Hugs, Mikki Senkarik