Colorful Welcome

Today I’m back to working on another one of those “suitcase” paintings. The galleries have nicknamed my small pieces this because people can take the art home with them, even if they are flying. The painting above is for Walden Fine Art in Taos where we photographed this charming little gate years ago.

The top part of the wall and gate are made dark so the viewer’s gaze is drawn to the light in the background beyond. The lantern is drawn into the wet paint of the adobe wall using a fine liner brush. I brace against a mahl stick to steady my hand.

Magenta Clematis drapes over the wall and Pthalo Blue gate. The flowers are blocked in first, then the foliage is painted.

How can you paint Taos without adding Hollyhocks? I just had to put some in. These are a mix of Permanent Rose + Cadmium Red Light + White. The green leaves are painted with mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Hansa Lemon Yellow.

Colorful Welcome     17″ x 14″     Original Oil Painting

Daylilies complete this Colorful Welcome to an intimate Taos garden. AND… Jack has a new article on Fine Art Studio Online. To read Boiling Point just CLICK HERE. Have a super day! Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

One Response to “Colorful Welcome”

  1. Sheila Grace Tansey Says:

    Love your work Mikki! I’m a new subscriber and just “discovered” your work a couple weeks ago. You are an inspiration!

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