La Paloma

The lights and darks of the terra-cotta tile floor are blocked in with cooler tones toward the back. The warmer colors are placed closer to the front to help give depth to the painting. Perspective lines between the tiles are then drawn into the wet paint of the floor with the same brush used for the design on the wall plaque.

The Geraniums are painted in the same sequence as the Jasmine. Flowers first, foliage next. The bright green leaves are a mix of Pthalo Blue + Hansa Lemon Yellow. More Hansa Lemon Yellow is added for the highlights. A little White is then added to the mix for the flower buds.

A special color is used for the Asters under the window. We can mix most colors with our Double Primary Palette; however, there are a few I’m unable to duplicate. This is one of them, so out comes the tube of Magenta. Various combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White are used for the foliage.

La Paloma     20″ x 24″     Original Oil Painting

Sunflowers, bobbing in the gentle breeze, finish the cheerful entry garden. With our lives more crazy than ever people want to “feather their nests” with happiness and beauty. My goal for La Paloma is to bring a bit of peacefulness to someone’s home, giving a soothing touch to a hectic day. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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2 Responses to “La Paloma”

  1. debob Says:

    Your work is so cheerful, it’s been a long time. Yes the girl from Maypearl is alive and painting, well atleast not for the past seven days, had back surgery,been recooping…I was hit by a drunk driver on the way back from Estes Park Plein..I think it was 2007.
    Hope to keep entouch

  2. Barbara Curlee Says:

    Just beautiful!

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