A Bit of Spring

Before we head into the studio I just have to share a little of our Texas spring. This is my favorite time of year and after 2 1/2 inches of rain over the weekend it looks as if we are going to have an abundance of wildflowers. The Mountain Laurel by the front entry is beginning to burst out in bloom, I just wish I could somehow let you enjoy the fragrance. It’s amazing.

Jack knows I have spring fever so he surprised me with these two gorgeous geraniums. Isn’t he a sweetie? If you will look in the distance to the left in the picture above you can see an arched structure. That’s our rose arbor and it will be the most beautiful pink in about a month. To see the photo larger just click on the image.

Okay, let’s get back to the easel. The horizon line and barn are established first because the vine-covered structure is the main focal point in the distance. Next the trees and mountains are drawn in.

Moving to the foreground the backward S-curve of the road is indicated and I begin blocking in the cross rail fence.

The basic elements are completely drawn up on the canvas. In the next session I’ll start painting the sky. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

Website: www.Senkarik.com

2 Responses to “A Bit of Spring”

  1. porkyxi Says:

    YDo ou write right on the canvas,wildflowers,rose,etc knowing you will just paint over it?…love the laurel.looks like little orchids

  2. mjspringett Says:

    you have a real eye for the flowers, thanks for sharing MJ

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