Calming Waters

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The foreground patio provides a spot for the person looking at the painting to mentally stand and enjoy the view.

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The warmth of the terra cotta tiles and flower pots makes the cool colors in the distance begin to drop back. When the intense colors of the flowers are added the depth in the painting will increase even more.

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The bright flowers of the Red Penstemon and Nasturtiums are now blocked in.

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Greens of the foliage are worked around the blossoms, helping to shape the flowers. Some strokes of the teal blue window color are made into the leaves to give added dimension.

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Long dangling tendrils and deep centers in the flowers finish the Nasturtiums. They would add a tasty touch to a summer salad!

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Now for Nancy’s Roses. Paul sent some pictures of her favorites from their garden. She especially loves the soft pink and buttery yellow ones. So I use mixes of Permanent Rose + Cadmium Red Light + White for the pink roses. Then Cadmium Yellow Medium + a touch of Lemon Yellow + White is mixed for the yellow flowers. The two colors are randomly “Smooshed” around to block in the mass of colorful, fragrant blossoms.

SE2213 Calming Waters 24x30Calming Waters      24″ x 30″    Original Oil Painting

Listen carefully, can you hear the music of the water rushing over the falls? Let the Calming Waters sooth the hustle bustle of your day. To enlarge the picture just click on the image. Thanks for following my blog. Hope you’ll come back and visit our studio again soon. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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One Response to “Calming Waters”

  1. Patrice Kelly Says:

    Have I told you , that I love watching you paint ? You are Delightful !

    Sent from my iPad

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