A Sad Day

We are shocked, angered and saddened by the tragedy in Boston. Jack and I hold all of those touched by this senseless bombing close in our hearts. We’re keeping you in our prayers.

SD1813 Step 15

The stone wall is a different pattern than the building. The entire wall area is painted, then the crevices between the rocks are delineated.

SD1813 Step 17

My usual sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last is followed on the Geraniums. The Reds of the blossoms are mixes of Magenta + Cadmium Red Deep and pure Cadmium Red Deep. You can see the initial block in on the container at the right. On the left I’m painting the leaves around the Red with various mixes of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

SD1813 Step 18

After the leaves, stems and buds of the Geraniums are finished, the flowers are highlighted with Cadmium Red Light. Next I move to the Daylilies in front of the wall. It would be difficult to paint the long, thin leaves around the flowers so I reverse my usual order and block in the foliage first.

SD1813 Invitation to Linger Awhile 24x30

The flowers of the Daylilies are painted over the foliage and wall. I have to carefully “Lay” the paint of the blossoms on top of the green leaves so I don’t pick up any of the color underneath. Deep centers complete the orange Lilies and we’re done! The winged arms of that happy, little heart bench offer an Invitation to Linger Awhile! Thanks for following along. If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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4 Responses to “A Sad Day”

  1. Terry pollio Says:

    MIKKI this is just beautiful!!! If we make the move u will be painting our new house for sure so talented

  2. EDITH MCMULLIN Says:

    Mikki, What is the color paint used in the blue flowers on the front right? Is it just a solid mixture of thalo and white? Thanks. Edith M

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Edith,
      That is a special color I use from time to time, Cobalt Blue. It’s perfect for the little Blue Cornflowers. Thank you for following my blog. Hugs, Mikki

  3. Howard Cooperman Says:

    Lovely Mikki. So inviting to sit a while and take in all of the lucious colors.

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