You had me at your HEARTY HELLO!

October 22, 2020

You had me at Hello; your HEARTY HELLO! 

Win this Senkarik “Billboard of Happiness” EMBRYO as a CHRISTMAS GIFT for a special someone. Possibly even YOU! The cheery Santa Fe courtyard, with Cobalt Blue gate, Heart-shaped Chili Wreath and overflowing with colorful flowers, shouts out a “HEARTY HELLO”, filling the viewer’s soul with a touch of delightful romance and joy!

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Let someone you love know how they have Captured your HEART! “HEARTY HELLO” will express your joy of having them in your life, everytime the lucky recipient views this bright Senkarik EMBRYO on their wall.

Signed in the lower right corner,

“HEARTY HELLO” is painted on a 6 inch by 6 inch Cradled Panel with 1 1/2 inch sides that are painted Black. 

Your EMBRYO is labeled on the back with Title, my Copyright, the Official Senkarik Code of Authenticity and my personal Signature. The hanging wire is attached. ALL you, or the lucky recipient of this painting, have to do is hang “HEARTY HELLO” on the wall and ENJOY!

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The AUCTIONS for “Exuberance of Color” and “Hearty Hello” END TONIGHT, Thursday, Oct 22, starting at 9:00 PM Eastern Time; 6:00 PM Pacific Time

Time is SHORT, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to WIN one or both of these Senkarik Original “BILLBOARD OF HAPPINESS” EMBRYOS to color the wall of your Home or Office. Or to GIVE AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT to brighten the life of someone you love.

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THANK YOU & HAPPY BIDDING!

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EXUBERANCE OF COLOR on eBay

October 19, 2020

 

Just listed a new EMBRYO called “EXUBERANCE OF COLOR” on eBay! But before you go to the Auction, come watch the VIDEO DEMONSTRATION showing how I paint the Trumpet Vine.

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Cheerful Pink Petunias are made with combinations of Permanent Rose + White. Their bright containers are mixes of Pthalo Blue + White.

Cadmium Yellow Medium Sunflowers nestle by the side of the red door below the Bronze Rooster.

“Exuberance of Color” 6 inches x 6 inches

Here’s your chance to WIN a Senkarik “Billboard of Happiness” EMBRYO to brighten up your home. Let the “EXUBERANCE OF COLOR” splash over your heart every time you look at this flower filled entry. Listen carefully, the Bronze Rooster is crowing a “Cock-a-doodle WELCOME!”

The regular price for “EXUBERANCE OF COLOR” is $490.

BUT, life is far too serious these days. SO, to make it tons of fun I’m starting the bid at ONLY A PENNY. If you get lucky you just might WIN this sweet EMBRYO for ONE CENT!

Your EMBRYO is labeled on the back with Title, my Copyright, the Official Senkarik Code of Authenticity and my personal Signature. The hanging wire is attached. ALL you, or the lucky recipient of this painting, have to do is hang “EXUBERANCE OF COLOR” on the wall and ENJOY!

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Painted in Oils on a Cradled Panel with 1 1/2 inch sides.

The EMBRYO measures 6 inches x 6 inches. Add a touch of joy and playfulness to your day by displaying “EXUBERANCE OF COLOR” in your office or kitchen. It will fill a small space with loads of cheer. CHRISTMAS isn’t far away! Senkarik EMBRYOS make wonderful GIFTS that bring smiles for years to come!

Check out the auction for “HEARTY HELLO”, the companion piece to “EXUBERANCE OF COLOR”. These two pieces have been painted to work as a pair or to hang individually. It’s all up to you!

The endings of the Auctions are staggered, 10 minutes apart, so you may WIN One or Both pieces. BUT DON’T DELAY, the Auctions end starting Thursday, October 22 at 6PM Pacific Coast Time. That’s 9PM on the East Coast.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO BOTH eBay AUCTIONS!

Thank you and Happy Bidding!

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ENDING TONIGHT!

October 15, 2020

The AUCTIONS for“Gleaming in the Sun” and “Hidden Blessings” END TONIGHT beginning at 9:10 PM Eastern Time; 6:10 PM Pacific Time!

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Auction Ends at 9:10 PM Eastern Time; that’s 6:10 PM on the Pacific Coast

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Auction Ends at 9:20 PM Eastern Time; that’s 6:20 PM Pacific Coast Time

Time is SHORT, don’t miss out on this great opportunity to WIN one or both of these Senkarik Original “BILLBOARD OF HAPPINESS” EMBRYOS to color the wall of your Home or Office. Or to GIVE AS A GIFT to brighten the life of someone you love.

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THANK YOU & HAPPY BIDDING!

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Up for Grabs on eBay!

October 14, 2020

I have two of my EMBRYOS listed on eBay this week. So here’s your chance to WIN an Original Senkarik Oil Painting for A PENNY! You read it correctly, ONE CENT is all it may take to add a Senkarik “Billboard of Happiness” to your collection or to GIVE to someone you love. 

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The first piece is called “HIDDEN BLESSINGS”. When Jack and I moved to our current home in 2014, we brought a Bird of Paradise in a large blue ceramic container from our previous home, to grace our front porch. I was so disappointed because “Birdie” had never bloomed for us there, I just knew he would produce some flowers here at our new house. However…..after all this time my hopes have been for naught. He grew and grew but nary a bloom.

THEN, a few weeks ago, I was watering “Birdie”. I’d been working around the large plant for quite a while when my heart suddenly jumped with delight. There were 2 flower buds on our Big Bird! They were very difficult to spot, they were “HIDDEN BLESSINGS”!

“HIDDEN BLESSINGS”   Embryo 10 inches by 10 inches

The buds burst into blooms and I’ve been enjoying the beautiful, bird shaped flowers ever since. I painting one of them as a wonderful reminder that even in the midst of this Covid season there are many “HIDDEN BLESSINGS” to be found!

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WIN this Senkarik Original Oil Painting and enjoy a “HIDDEN BLESSING”, filled with my delight and surprise, every day in your home or office. Christmas is rapidly approaching, give that flower lover in your life the GIFT of a Senkarik “Billboard of Happiness”, so they may view this expression of your love for years to come.

“HIDDEN BLESSINGS”, a 10 inch by 10 inch EMBRYO on Cradled Panel with Black Edges, is valued at $590. BUT the bid begins at ONLY A PENNY!

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“GLEAMING IN THE SUN”   Embryo 10 inches by 10 inches

From my front porch to the Sunny Mediterranean! I’ve had the idea for this painting for a long time. I decided now is the time to do it. One of my favorite memories of traveling through the villages of Spain, as well as many of the other Mediterranean countries, is the white and creamy stucco buildings topped with Terra Cotta tile roofs.

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Feel the warmth of the brilliant Mediterranean sun as it splashes over the rooftops, warming the terra cotta tiles and making the stucco buildings GLEAM IN THE SUN! This Senkarik Embryo is painted on a Cradled Panel with 1 1/2 inch sides. No framing is necessary and the painting is wired on the back, ready to hang on your wall.

Adopt this cheerful EMBRYO to brighten your home with glistening Mediterranean sun and warmth. Or give someone you love the Gift of Sunshine for Christmas. A Senkarik “BillBoard of Happiness” brings joy and smiles for generations. This 10 inch by 10 inch Embryo is valued at $590. However, the BIDDING STARTS at ONLY 1 CENT! That’s right, you could potentially WIN this Senkarik Original Oil EMBRYO for ONLY A PENNY!

BUT DON’T DELAY, I’ve staggered the ends of the auctions so you may WIN BOTH EMBRYOS! The Auction for “GLEAMING IN THE SUN” ENDS THURSDAY, October 15 at 9:10PM Eastern Time. The Auction for “HIDDEN BLESSINGS” ENDS at 9:20PM Eastern Time, or 6:20PM West Coast Time!

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THANK YOU & HAPPY BIDDING!

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Evening’s Allure Embellished!

October 12, 2020

We’re REALLY going to see some changes now that I’m embellishing the colorful flowers on the terrace. The Bougainvillea is repainted with mixes of Permanent Rose + White, Permanent Rose + Cadmium Red Light + White, Permanent Rose + Cadmium Orange + White and Cadmium Red Light + White. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

Sun tipped Geranium petals of Cadmium Red Light and Cadmium Red Light + White glisten against the cool blue water in the background.

The lowering light illuminates the edges of the gate pickets. You can also see the long arms of the Bouganvillea peeking through the openings.

It’s fun adding the highlights on the Wine Bottle, Glasses and Grapes. The front edge of the Cobalt Blue table is also accented, giving the appearance that it comes forward.

Cadmium Yellow Medium makes the chairs glow in the warmth of the sunset.

Combinations of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Medium and Cadmium Yellow Medium + Alizarin Crimson complete the Daisies! The delicate Petunias have been repainted with several mixtures of Magenta + White.

What a difference embellishing makes! That’s the unembellished giclee, straight from my printer, on the left. Now you can see why my hand embellished Giclees on Canvas are called LIMITED ORIGINALS. With all the extensive painting in oils on each colorful, high resolution, digital image, no two are exactly alike. And it’s personally signed on the front like my Original Oil Paintings. So even though each one is part of a limited edition, every single piece is original. That’s how Jack came up with the term: LIMITED ORIGINALS.

After drying a few days “Evening’s Allure” will be ready to head to it’s new home, filling Janet’s heart with joyful anticipation of her trip to Santorini! Thank you for following along.

I’m going to have a couple more eBay auctions this week. Come find out what they are in my next post! With Colorful Smiles and Big Hugs,

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Embellishing Santorini

October 9, 2020

Embellishing one of my Limited Original Giclees of Santorini, Greece is my next project. I love painting this beautiful Greek island with crisp white buildings, blue doors, domes and windows, all draped with bright Bougainvilleas. My collector who commissioned this piece is going to be heading there next year! One of these days I hope to visit this magical place myself. BUT, enough dreaming! Let’s get to work. Here’s the unembellished giclee up on my easel.

First the clouds are glazed with a thin oil wash of Magenta + Liquin. It’s very subtle; however, this adds a rosy hue to the clouds as they are warmed by the setting sun.

Next the sun and its brilliant reflections, shimmering on the water, are repainted.

The distant buildings glimmer in the lowering light. The white buildings are accented with mixes of White + a little Ultramarine Blue + MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson). These whites are very muted which makes them recede. To see this better, just enlarge the image by clicking on the picture.

The dome and windows of the church have been glazed with a thin oil wash of Cobalt Blue + Liquin.  Then crisper, more pure Whites are used to repaint the lightest portions of the walls. The mixes are White + a touch of Ultramarine Blue and White + a tiny bit of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue. Looking at the water, above my hand, you’ll notice it’s darker. I glazed that area with a very thin mixture of Ultramarine Blue + MUD + Liquin.

The gate in the foreground is glazed with a darker mix of Cobalt Blue + Liquin.

I’ve reserved Pure White for the sunlit part of the terrace wall. Notice how this jumps forward of the more muted whites in the distance.

Even though I haven’t even started on the flowers, yellow chairs or table in the foreground, there is already a definite difference from the unembellished version of “Evening’s Allure”! The Giclee Reproductions of my paintings are more muted and the tones cooler than my Originals. Embellishing and repainting the Giclee makes it “REALLY POP”! Just wait ’til we’re done and all of the warm colors in the foreground are enhanced! I appreciate you following along. Make sure to come back so you can see the finished Limited Original.

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DON’T DELAY!

October 8, 2020

The eBay auctions for my “RIBBONS OF HAPPINESS” Bookmarks END TONIGHT. These make wonderful Christmas Gifts or Stocking Stuffers. Maybe even for you! The ending times of the three auctions are staggered so you can WIN ALL THREE of these SENKARIK ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING “RIBBONS OF HAPPINESS”!

These make GREAT Christmas Gifts or Stocking Stuffers. Maybe even for you!

PLEASE DON’T DELAY, the first AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT, October 8th beginning at 9PM Eastern Time. The second at 9:10PM and the last auction ends at 9:33PM Eastern Time, or 6:33PM on the West Coast!

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Thank you and HAPPY BIDDING!

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Getting Edgy for eBay

October 6, 2020

Recently I had to reframe some of my pieces that had been painted in the Gallery Wrap Style, where the painting extends over, on to the sides of the canvas.

They needed to have our Senkarik/White Signature Frame. The process required cutting my original oil paintings off the stretcher bars in order to reframe them. As I worked, I kept glancing at the beautiful painted sides, looking so lost and forlorn on the empty wood stretchers. I could almost hear their pitiful cries, “PLEEEEEZ, DON’T ABANDON US. WE WANT TO BE ADOPTED TOO! PLLLLEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZ!”

I kept thinking there must be something I could do with them, they were paintings all on their own. These sweet babies, with my characteristic “Billboard of Happiness” flowers and colors, could still bring lots of joy to someone’s heart.

Then it came to me, “BOOKMARKS”!

My collector who owns #1 in this Series said her painting was too pretty to hide away in a book, “I have the perfect, narrow space on the wall next to a door where I’m going to hang my new Senkarik!” The collector who originated the term ‘Billboards of Happiness’ exclaimed, “They are like ‘Mini EMBRYOS’!” A third suggested calling them ‘Ribbon Paintings’

So I’ve decided to call my series of Bookmarks, “ON THE EDGE: Ribbons of Happiness” and offer them to my eBay Collectors! This week three are listed. AND, the BID starts at ONLY A PENNY! YEP, you could WIN a Senkarik Original Oil Painting for ONLY ONE CENT! With Christmas right around the corner, these make wonderful GIFTS! 

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But don’t linger, the staggered AUCTIONS END THURSDAY, October 8th beginning at 9PM Eastern Time!

Each “Ribbon of Happiness” is an Original Oil Painting with it’s own title….

“Geraniums in Blue”

“Magenta Clematis”

“Matilija Poppies”

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Your “Ribbon of Happiness” is signed in oil on the front of the painting with my classic signature,

and labeled on the back, with a Senkarik Code of Authenticity Number, exactly like my larger Original Oil Paintings.

Each Senkarik “Ribbon of Happiness” Original Oil Painting is mounted on an Official Senkarik Signature Collection Certificate with embossed gold seal and is signed by artist. You’ll find complete details on the auctions.

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Bring a “Ribbon of Happiness” to your reading time! As you pour over the pages of a cherished book, feel the texture of this Senkarik Original Oil Painting in your fingers. Or hang it on the wall by your door, to enjoy every time you come and go!

I can’t forget my two rescue kitties, Molly and Sissie, in all this. Four tiny kitty paws hold the “Ribbons of Happiness” in place on the Official Certificate!

SO, for my eBay auctions this week I’m offering these 3 colorful Senkarik Original Oil Paintings, full of texture and joy, just for you! The endings of the individual auctions are staggered so you can WIN ALL THREE! These Senkarik “Ribbons of Happiness” make wonderful CHRISTMAS GIFTS or STOCKING STUFFERS for those special people in your life. Possibly even you! 

AND REMEMBER, the BID starts at ONLY A PENNY! YEP, you could WIN a Senkarik Original Oil Painting for ONLY ONE CENT!

DON’T DELAY, the first AUCTION ENDS THURSDAY, October 8th beginning at 9PM Eastern Time. The second at 9:10PM and the last auction ends at 9:33PM Eastern Time, or 6:33PM West Coast Time!

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Thank you and HAPPY BIDDING!

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Coastal Luminosity

October 5, 2020

OK, Let’s get started in today’s session by painting that beautiful, luminous water of the Cote d’Azur! Please remember, you may click on any of the images to see enlargements.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Azure Water

Sunlight sparkles on the waves lapping against the distant rocks and little beach in the foreground. 

The outcropping of rocks in the foreground are painted with mixes of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + White. Brushstrokes of some of the blues from the water are pulled into the rocks to make them feel “WET”!

The hot pink Bougainvillea cascading over the rocks is blocked in with mixes of Permanent Rose + White. The paint is applied thickly, with a lot of texture, using a large Bright (square tipped) brush. To learn more about the brushes I prefer to use CLICK HERE.

“Coastal Luminosity”

Brilliant Bougainvilleas juxtaposed against the azure water in the south of France create a “Coastal Luminosity” that makes your heart sing! Thanks for following along. I’m introducing something new in my eBay auction this week; you’ll find out in my next post!

I just did a BIG OPPS! I was working on this post and my eBay post for tomorrow at the same time. I accidentally posted the partially finished eBay post with NO working links to the Auction. I immediately “Unposted” it but you may have received the email anyway, I apologize! THE FINISHED POST, WITH ALL THE LINKS TO THE EBAY AUCTIONS WILL GO OUT TOMORROW: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6. Thank you for your understanding! 

With Big Hugs and Embarrassed Smiles, 

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Back to the Coast

October 2, 2020

We’re going back to the coast of France again! On my easel of course, I’m safely tucked away in my studio. This picture is near Antibes. I love the crystal clear water and rocky outcroppings.

The picturesque village of Cap d’Ail will be in the background.

I’ve made a quick sketch to capture the gist of my idea!

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Sketching the basic plan on the canvas

Now, we’re set to start painting!

I begin with the sky which is mixes of White + Pthalo Blue and White + Cobalt Blue. “Painting Forward”, the most distant mountains are made with White + MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + more Ultramarine Blue. The tree covered projection is painted with several combinations in different proportions of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White.

You’ll notice I left openings in the sky for the tall palms gracing Cap d’Ail. I wanted to maintain the placement I had in the original oil wash sketch. Now I come back with some lighter variations of the colors used for the trees in the distance. The corner of my square tipped, Bright Brush is used to make the palm fronds. You may enlarge the image to see this better, just click on the picture.

Brilliant, Hot Pink Bougainvillea will cascade over the rocks in the foreground. So those along the coast in the background are painted with cooler, more muted mixes of Magenta + White to make them recede.

Creamy white buildings with terra cotta tile rooftops nestle among the palms and Magenta bougainvilleas.

The water behind the village is Ultramarine Blue + MUD + White and Ultramarine Blue + Pthalo Blue + White. I let a few waves come crashing against the rocky shore and we’re done for this session. Hope you’ll come back to visit my studio and see how this painting turns out! 

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