River’s Radiance

First of all, Jack’s newest article has just been published at Fine Art Studio Online. CLICK HERE to read Smokejumpers.

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For the Daylilies I reverse my usual sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last. It would be pretty difficult to paint the long, slender foliage around the blossoms so the leaves are blocked in first. Please remember, you can click on any of the pictures to see them larger.

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I gently “Lay” the thick brushstrokes of the orange blossoms on top of the leaves and adobe wall. I’m careful not to pick up any of the underlying paint on my brush so the flower color remains clean.

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Deep centers finish out the dancing Daylilies. I’ve signed the piece while the green of the leaves is still wet with the same fine liner brush used for the lines in the floor. It’s much easier to pull the thin strokes of my signature through the wet paint. If I waited until it was dry the bumpy texture would make it difficult to drag a smooth line.Senkarik-signature JPEGRed is used to sign my paintings because we use the same color for my Signature logo.

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Ultramarine Blue + White, Pthalo Blue + White and Dioxazine Purple + White are used to block in the Daisies. The multicolored mass provides the shadows for the White flowers.

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Greens made of various proportions of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium are worked around the flower color.

SE2413 River's Radiance 24x30River’s Radiance    24″ x 30″   Original Oil Painting

Bright White highlights on the petals touched by the sun give form to the rounded clumps of Daisies, the final touch is to add the cheery centers. River’s Radiance is done, ready to head for its new home. I’d like to thank all of you for your wonderful comments. Have a great day and hope you’ll come back to visit our studio soon. I’ll be starting on another commission next. Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

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3 Responses to “River’s Radiance”

  1. Patrice Kelly Says:

    Simply Amazing , Thank you

  2. Mike White Says:

    A beautiful painting. I loved Jack’s article. He is so great to share so much wisdom with all of us. Thanks to both of you.

  3. Janet Zeh Says:

    Oh, this is gorgeous, Mikki! I love the combination of the river and hills in the background with the building and flowers in the foreground. Very serene and peaceful.

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