STEP 15 Quick Growing Palms

Today’s plan is to paint the hill directly below the terrace of the foreground villa. The Portofino peninsula is covered with Eucalyptus, Pines, Italian Cypress, Umbrella Trees and Palms.  As I mentioned in STEP 13, the trees on the hillside make a dark mass, the light shines in behind them to glow on the buildings below. This is one method which can be used to give the feeling of depth in a painting.

While I was painting this afternoon Jack was on the computer writing his monthly article for Art Calendar Magazine. The studio was quiet except for the clacking of the keys on his computer. Deep in concentration I almost jumped through the ceiling when his deep voice shattered the silence, “Wow, those are the fastest growing palms I’ve ever seen!”  We laughed, wishing our landscaping would magically grow as quickly.

Now that I’m beginning to get some darks in the foreground the background is starting to drop into the distance. Next I will begin to work on the villa and tower.

Have a great day, Mikki Senkarik

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2 Responses to “STEP 15 Quick Growing Palms”

  1. Saundra Lyle Says:

    Hi Mikki,
    I read your story last nite and I can’t tell you how greatful to God that I am for sending you Jack. I’m also so happy that He has given you art as your gift. Your art makes my heart sing. I’m 64 yo and just discovered art. I believe that God has also given me gift for art. I’m hoping that I still have time to develop it and create some beautiful work. God Bless you and Jack.

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Saundra for your kind words. God has truly blessed me by bringing Jack and art into my life. You have time to develop your art. Just jump in and go for it! If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask. Big Hugs, Mikki

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