Tucked Away on Canyon Road

The primary color in the tablecloth is Cadmium Yellow Medium. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + a bit of Cadmium Orange is added to the Cadmium Yellow Medium for the shadow areas. The highlights are Cadmium Yellow Medium + Hansa Lemon Yellow + a tiny touch of White. The hardest part of this painting is to make the wine glasses the same size. I wish I could give you a good trick to do this but I can’t. I just keep working on them until they are as close as possible. After giving a big sigh of relief I move to the container in the window.

Geraniums are planted in the window flowerpot and Nasturtiums will fill the back of the planter below it. The red-orange flowers have been blocked in and now the warm green foliage is painted around the blossom color. The green leaves are mixed from varying proportions of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

I decided to top the planter box with tile, just to do a little something different. The lanky purple flowers of the Salvia are blocked in with a mix of Dioxazine Purple + White using a Bright brush angled sideways.

Tucked Away on Canyon Road     24″ x 30″     Original Oil Painting

What would Santa Fe be without Hollyhocks? So a clump is planted at the base of the rounded adobe wall on the left. Tucked Away on Canyon Road will be packed up tomorrow and on its way to Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery on Monday. I’m so glad you visited our studio today. Have a great day! Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

3 Responses to “Tucked Away on Canyon Road”

  1. Nayna Says:

    Love your work Miki and just simply amazing brush work, !

  2. mjspringett Says:

    i love to watch you paint, mikki, thanks for the wonderful colors and how you create each one, MJ

  3. Marcela Says:


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