A Cozy Table for Paul and Nancy

Nancy loves pink and soft buttery yellow. So, we are going to plant pink Geraniums in the flower boxes on the windowsills. They are blocked in with several shades of Permanent Rose + White. The leaves are a bright green mixed with Pthalo Blue + Hansa Lemon Yellow.

A mix of Cadmium Yellow Medium + a touch of Hansa Lemon Yellow + White is used to make the butter yellow Daisies. A little Cadmium Orange is added for the darker shadow areas. The same sequence of blocking in the flowers, then foliage is followed. Painting the blossom areas first, then the leaves, allows the flower color to remain clean. If I painted the foliage first and then the flowers, my brush would pick up some of the green and muddy the color of the blossoms. Magenta centers are added with a #0 Filbert brush.

Highlights made of Hansa Lemon Yellow + White complete the petals on the Daisies. I’ve planted Nasturtiums to fill out the rest of the flower bed.

A Cozy Table for Paul and Nancy  16″ x 19″  Original Oil Painting

Magenta Petunias, along with the shadow on the courtyard floor, provide a nice dark in the foreground. This makes a “Threshold” of darkness across the front of the painting. The viewer’s eye is drawn over the “Threshold” to the light splashing on the tile, buttery yellow flowers, red doors and building. Artists work on a two-dimensional surface, the canvas, attempting to make it appear to have three dimensions. The dark across the front of the painting with light running behind it helps to give the illusion of depth. Now this Cozy Table is waiting for Paul and Nancy to sit in the sun and enjoy a sip of wine. Thanks for joining us in the studio today, hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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One Response to “A Cozy Table for Paul and Nancy”

  1. Paul Says:

    Thank you so much. What a beautiful job. Truly touched.

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