Wrapped Up in Color

The shadows of the southwestern chair are painted first with mixes of Cadmium Yellow Medium + a little Cadmium Orange + MUD. The light areas will be pure Cadmium Yellow Medium.

I’ve decided a Gecko would provide a fun welcome on the wall tile. Resting my arm on the mahl stick steadies my hand to draw the design into the wet paint of the tile. A mix of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin is used.

Geraniums are one of my favorite flowers. The flowers are blocked in first, followed by the foliage. A few strokes of blue, leftover from the pots are added in the leaves. This gives variation and a little coolness in the shadow side of the foliage.

Hollyhocks are the defining flower of Santa Fe. You see them everywhere in the summertime. These pink beauties are painted with a special color we use from time to time, Permanent Rose. The bright greens are mixed from Pthalo Blue + Hansa Lemon Yellow.

Wrapped Up in Color            30″ x 36″           Original Oil Painting

Lavender and crisp, white Shasta Daisies complete this sunny courtyard that is Wrapped Up in Color. Thank you for visiting today. If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask. I’ll answer them the best I can. Or, if I don’t know the answer I’ll do like Jack. I will just make something up (smile). Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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2 Responses to “Wrapped Up in Color”

  1. tim Says:

    i just love the bright colors you use!

  2. Bobbi Baltzer-Jacobo Says:

    Hi Mikki,

    I really like this painting, it really captures “Santa Fe”! The Hollyhocks do set the time as Summer there, yours are painted perfectly! I think of the Lilacs there in the Spring! I really love that chair too!

    Bobbi Baltzer-Jacobo

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