Hidden in Santa Fe

SF2813 Flooded With Light sketch

I’m starting to work on pieces for our annual collector event at the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery August 30th and 31st. One of my favorite things about Santa Fe is the little hidden alleyways that lead to surprises around every corner. I knew this setting would make a wonderful painting, only had to add a few flowers to make it just right. I jot my ideas down in a quick pencil sketch.

SF2813 Flooded With Light step 1

The general plan is drawn up on the canvas with a brush dipped in an oil wash of deep purple made of Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson thinned with Liquin.

SF2813 Flooded With Light step 2

After the basic outline is complete I start washing in some of the general values.

SF2813 Flooded With Light step 3

The composition begins to take shape as more of the details and shadows are added. To enlarge any of these images just click on the picture.

SF2813 Flooded With Light step 4

The initial drawing is finished, we’re ready to begin applying paint in our next session. Thank you for following along today. If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. And if you enjoy my blog please CLICK the FaceBook LIKE Button. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged! Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

One Response to “Hidden in Santa Fe”

  1. Patrice Says:

    This is going to be Beautiful !

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