Let’s Travel to the Southwest

First of all, Jack has a new article on Fine Art Studio on Line. CLICK HERE to read The Oak and the Willow. I think you will enjoy it.

I would like to thank all of my readers for your nice and helpful comments about the newest member of our pet parade, Ziggy. I promise to keep you updated. Now, I guess we’d better get back to the easel, that kitty food is adding up! Santa Fe needs more paintings, so a Southwestern piece is definitely in order.

Perspective lines are established and then the basic elements of the design are sketched up on the canvas with a thin oil wash of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

The chili ristras are washed in with a mixture of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. I then go back in with a clean brush and “Lift off” the wash, delineating individual peppers. You can see the result in the image below.

The sketch on the canvas is complete and we’re ready to begin painting. To see any of these images larger just click on the picture. Hope you will come back again and watch as this piece progress. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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2 Responses to “Let’s Travel to the Southwest”

  1. Robert Sesco Says:

    Although I understand how to use perspective lines when the point on the horizon line lands within the painting, I’m not clear how to create those same perspective lines when the point on the horizon line lies on the extended horizon line outside of the painting itself such as in this painting. What is your method for establishing a perspective point “off painting” and then drawing the perspective lines in your painting from that point?

  2. lorilandisart Says:

    Jack’s post is so very helpful to us all. Wish that ego was lost to those who are stubborn. It’s our responsiblity to take the gift that God has given us to become better and better. I’ve been painting over picture after picture to mature my artwork. It’s a process that will never be over. As we draw closer to listening to God’s direction and be open then our painting can bring a lot to the conversation. Love to you Jack and Mikki!!! Sincerely, Lori Landis Lori@LandisArt.com http://LandisArt.com 602-576-0406 7077 Main St. #14 Scottsdale, AZ

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