Today’s painting is for my Mother’s Day eBay auction. It’s hard to believe that special day we honor all of the loving, hard working moms in our lives is right around the corner on May 13. My auction ends on May 6 leaving plenty of time to ship the art to arrive for the big day.
The idea was sparked by the thought of designing a tile for over the door that said “MOM”. I began to draw and came up with this design.
After completing the wall and red door I turn my attention to the tile. The first step is to paint the light and shadow on the white surface. Then I begin drawing the design with a fine liner brush dipped in a mix of Pthalo Blue + White. A lighter shade of the mix is used for the part of the design on the sunlit portions of the tile. I brace against the mahl stick in order to steady my hand as I draw the mother bird and her babies.
I made a few changes from the sketch as I worked on the tile. I decided to leave the wings off of the baby birds, making them look more immature. Then I let the mother carry food for her young in her beak. I felt this would add to the “motherhood” theme. To see any of these pictures larger just click on the image.
The original plan was to have White Spanish Jasmine hanging over the door and tile. But the white flowers would offer no contrast with the tile so I changed the color of the blooms to magenta. You can see my notation on the sketch at the top left of the page. Pink Hollyhocks provide a happy touch by the door.
Celebration of Love 19″ x 16″ Original Oil Painting
Let the cheery red door with Hollyhocks and Daylilies bring that exceptional mother in your life joy for years to come, every time she looks at it on her wall. Say “You mean so much to me” with a gift of the original oil painting, Celebration of Love. I will be happy to personalize the back of the painting for you. Just let me know as soon as you win so I can ship it in time to arrive for Mother’s Day.
Framed in our Senkarik White Signature Frame the outer dimension of Celebration of Love is 19 inches tall and 16 inches wide. The size of the painted image is 14 1/2 inches tall by 11 1/2 inches wide. Celebration of Love is ready to put up on your special mother’s wall, we even provide the hanger and nail. A Senkarik original oil painting this size sells in our galleries for $890. The auction bidding starts at 1 cent. That’s right, one penny. To say Happy Mother’s Day we are giving FREE SHIPPING, anywhere in the continental United States, to the winner.
The auction ends Sunday, May 6 at 8 PM in Texas. That’s Central Daylight Savings Time. So have some fun with your Mother’s Day shopping this year. HAPPY BIDDING. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik