Dazzling Daylilies


We love Daylilies. Unfortunately so do the deer in our area. The night after I took this picture they came through and ate all of the blooms, as well as most of the leaves. Thank goodness I had shot lots of pictures.

SG3713 Dazzling Daylilies step 1

Loropetalum bushes are planted in the bed at the far end of the Daylilies. I’ll use them as the backdrop for my Daylilies. Mixtures of Viridian Green + Alizarin Crimson + White are perfect for their cool purplish-green foliage.

SG3713 Dazzling Daylilies step 2

Next the long, strap-like foliage is painted. The areas where the Daylilies will be are left uncovered. Warmer greens are made by mixing various proportions of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. The leaves are done first because they would be really difficult to paint around the finished flowers.

SG3713 Dazzling Daylilies step 3

As I work on the flowers I carefully “Lay” the thick paint on top of the leaves, making sure not to pick up any of the underlying color.

SG3713 Dazzling Daylilies 14x14Dazzling Daylilies        14″ x 14″     Original Oil Painting

Dazzling Daylilies is part of the UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL series for our annual Collector Event in Santa Fe. It’s fun coming up with some completely different paintings for the show.

SG3713 Dazzling Daylilies sides 2

We love how the painted sides look. What do you think? The event is August 30 and 31. Hope you’ll come join in the fun. Jack and I promise to give you a big Texas Hug! For more information or to get on the list to receive a show catalog please email us at senkarik@senkarik.com.  Hugs, Mikki Senkarik

5 Responses to “Dazzling Daylilies”

  1. Tracy Says:

    Can I say drat? I love this and was hoping it would be an embryo avail on eBay. It’s gorgeous!

  2. Karen Burnette Garner Says:

    This has my favorite so far…overpainting to the sides adds to your magic! This painting just shouts “JOY!”

  3. Patrice Kelly Says:

    Beautiful !

    Sent from my iPad

  4. pitzersart Says:

    Hi Don’t know if I was the “Rob” you were writing that to; but thought it was great reminders of good basics we ALL need to remember and remember all the time!. Sent it on to my Wimberley Fine Arts Center – Artist Collaborative bunch. Sales have been slow June and so far in July for them too and some are getting very discouraged. . And I like your newest efforts on the small little paintings at most attractive prices! Don’t know if you saw it, but I bid on one at w/s prices and couldn’t get it! That’s good news for you and me!! (Maybe it helped drive up the price a bit?!) If you ever get ahead with these, I would take a couple of “Dazzling Daylillies” to sell here. Would give me new images to show my client list and keep Senkarik name out there with fresh art. Rob Pitzer Pitzers Fine Arts P O Box 2850 Wimberley, Texas 78676 G: 512-722-6032 C: 512-983-1085 rob@pitzersart.com http://www.pitzersart.com Sola Gracia *(By Grace Alone)*

  5. Mary Nicholson Says:

    Love the daylilies!!! I really enjoy all the posts and emails. I wish I could come and take lessons from you. You make painting look easy. Thanks for taking so much time and efforts in your descriptions, as well. A fan and a friend, Mary Nicholson

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