Daisies and Hollyhocks

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Yellow Daisies always look good with a backdrop of blue. I go back to my regular Flowers First, Leaves Last sequence of painting. The corner of a Bright brush is used to make the delicate petals.

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A dangling vine fills out the Daisy container. Then the shadows of the White Hollyhocks are blocked in with various shades of Ultramarine Blue + White, Dioxazine Purple + White and Pthalo Blue + White.

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The foliage is painted with warm greens made of Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow. Next I add the centers with a thin mix of Magenta + Liquin.

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The characteristic tall, seed pod lined stalks of the Hollyhocks gently sway in the soft breeze drifting in through the open archway. White highlights on the crepe paper like flowers are added and all that’s left to do is paint the bright yellow stamens in the middle of the blossoms.

SC1713 A Whisper of Serenity 30x40A Whisper of Serenity   30″ x 40″   Original Oil Painting

We’re done. Wouldn’t you just love to linger in the courtyard garden and drink in the fragrance of the roses? Serenaded by A Whisper of Serenity as the water happily splashes in the fountain. Venture out onto the soft grass, let the sweet little lamb nibble your fingers and then head down to explore the old mill. A delightful memory of Bucks County! Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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5 Responses to “Daisies and Hollyhocks”

  1. Patrice Kelly Says:

    Thank you Mikki , I was just chatting with Linda on Brush strokes , trying to figure where I enjoy your work all the time and it was because you email me it ! I do love watching what you do and if I haven’t said Thank you yet , then Thank You , I think that you are so very talented and I really appreciate how you teach us all . A Million Thank You’s !!!

    Patrice

    Sent from my iPad

  2. Howard Cooperman Says:

    Mikki, this painting speaks volumes for your talent. You have created such a beautiful scene of a well known historic spot in Bucks County PA. You bring life into the scene with vibrant colors that are so pleasing to any viewers eyes.

    Thanks for doing such a nice job. What a pleasure it was watching the process you go through.

  3. Peggy Black Says:

    So peaceful and lovely……..
    peggy

  4. Ray Dane Says:

    Mikki, this piece of work is absolutely beautiful. You are just amazing.
    Ray Dane

  5. Catherine Bast Says:

    What a magnificent painting Mikki. Thanks again – Cathy

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