We received this in the mail yesterday. MMMMMMMMMMM! Nancy makes the absolute best jam ever. How did Paul and Nancy know I love jam n’ peanut butter sandwiches? Do you think the jam is a bribe? I guess I’d better get back to work.

The railing on the bridge is complete, along with the banner that was hanging when Laura and Mike were in Venice. Working on the buildings with all of the windows requires a steady hand, this would be difficult to paint without the assistance of my mahl stick.

I want the lowering sun to catch the tops of the buildings. The basic colors of the structures are blocked in first, making them gradually lighter and warmer closer to the top. Then the windows and shutters are added into the wet paint of the walls.

Capturing the day changing from late afternoon into early evening is a really fun challenge for me. The setting sun catches the green shutters on the upper levels of the Rialto Hotel. Some of the guests in the lower rooms have turned their lights on, they glow warmly against the darkening walls. Whew! That took some time to do, there are a bunch of windows in those buildings. I’ve worked up an appetite, maybe I’ll go make a jam ‘n peanut butter sandwich! Have a great evening. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

Website: www.senkarik.com

One Response to “Jammin’”

  1. Kathy Sieloff Says:

    Mikki, this is one of your best works so far! It’s beautiful!


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