Distant Showers

SL11312 Indy Island Step 4

The midafternoon sky for the center painting, Indy Island, requires different colors than used on the early morning of Myer’s Point because the light is more intense. #1. Cobalt Blue + White. #2. Pthalo Blue + White, this mix is darker than that used for the early morning sky. #3. Ultramarine Blue + a tiny touch of Cadmium Orange + White. #4. The same as #3 with more White added. #5. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + a bit of Cadmium Orange + White. #6. A darker version of the Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White mixture. #7. White + a touch of Cadmium Orange.

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The upper region of the sky is painted with mix #1, while mixture #2 is used near the horizon. Since the clouds are a large mass I don’t paint the middle of the area where they will be. The shadows of the clouds are blocked in first, softening the edges into the wet blue paint.

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After the middle tones of the summer clouds are added I pop in the highlights being careful to keep the edges feathery and soft. Some of the dark on the lower edge of the mass of clouds is pulled down at an angle to indicate distant showers. One of my favorite sights on the ocean is to see a rainstorm moving across the horizon, far, far away.

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A pair of Swallowtail Kites frolic high in the sky ahead of the billowing clouds.

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Mangroves in the background are made cooler and lighter. The trees get progressively warmer and more intense in color as the islands come closer to the foreground. I want to take a moment and thank all of you for your wonderful comments. I appreciate each and everyone of them. Have a great day and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

Website: www.senkarik.com

4 Responses to “Distant Showers”

  1. pitzersart Says:

    2 stints installed, but am feeling fine and home tomorrow (I hope!) Rob

  2. Kathy Chin Says:

    Hi Mikki,
    Very neat! Are the images for your tryptich ones you actually saw (and got shots of) or are they from your imagination? Either way, they’re great!!!

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Kathy, my collector provided me with images of the fishing spots. If you will go back to the beginning post on December 21st I show some of the shots. The birds are from the thousands of pictures we’ve taken over many, many years. Thanks for following along. Hugs, Mikki

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