Special Remembrance

The driveway is painted with some of the color leftover from the roof. Making the pavement cooler, or bluer, toward the back and warmer in the front helps to give the impression of depth. Warm colors come forward, Cool colors recede is another of those simple rules we artists follow. This same concept is used on the lawn, the green grass is cooler in the back near the Azalea bed.  The prize Azaleas are fun to paint. Mixes of Permanent Rose + Magenta + White are used for the shadows while Permanent Rose + White makes the blossoms in the light.

After the bright pink flowers are blocked in the leaves are painted. The Azaleas act to frame the window on the left side of the house. This was Matt’s mother’s bedroom when she was a little girl.

A bed of Zinnias slightly behind the Azaleas catch the sunlight streaming across the yard. These are painted in the same sequence as the Azaleas, Flowers first, leaves last.

Special Remembrance       16″ x 19″      Original Oil Painting

Cheerful Black Eyed Susans dance and bob in the gentle breeze, a few birds float in the lazy sky above the house and Special Remembrance is complete. Ready to bring back fond memories for Matt’s mother. Have a great day and hope you will stop in our studio again soon. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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3 Responses to “Special Remembrance”

  1. Matt Waters Says:

    I am more than pleased with the finished result. What one hopes is something that brings nostalgia but also doubles as a beautiful painting that one would gladly display even without the personal connection. This painting clearly achieves that. Many thanks….

  2. Joe byrd Says:

    Enjoyed this,tthanks so much

  3. Michelle Buijsman Says:

    I love your work!!!!

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