Spirit of Santa Fe

SH6303 Spirit of Santa Fe Step 1

Here’s another piece for our Annual Collector Event. These 10″ x 10″ EMBRYOS are new for our galleries. Jack came up with the idea to have small, reasonably priced, original oil paintings that will provide a spot of color to a collector’s home or office. As he said, “They’re Suitcase paintings. The collector can tuck the baby piece under their arm and carry it home, no shipping is necessary!”

SH6303 Spirit of Santa Fe Step 2

After drawing up the basic plan with a thin oil wash, the adobe wall is blocked in. The bright door is then painted with mixtures of Pthalo Blue + White. While it’s still wet the lines indicating the edges of the boards are drawn with a fine liner brush.

SH6303 Spirit of Santa Fe Step 3

The design of the EMBRYO is continued around the sides of the canvas. I have a collector to thank for asking me to do a commission in this style. CLICK HERE to see Cathy’s painting. We decided to offer this new look for our galleries, we really like it! What do you think?

SH6303 Spirit of Santa Fe Step 4

Now let’s get to planting. Spanish Jasmine cascades down over the ancient adobe. Next I begin blocking in the Purple Salvia. The area where the Petunias will be has been covered with a thin underwash of Magenta + Liquin.

SH6303 Spirit of Santa Fe 10x10Spirit of Santa Fe     10″ x 10″     Original OIl Painting EMBRYO

SH6303 Spirit of Santa Fe sides 1SH6303 Spirit of Santa Fe sides 2Daylilies, Coreopsis and Red Petunias complete the happy entry garden. Spirit of Santa Fe is ready to head out to the ‘City Different’. I’ve included a few pictures of the sides. Just click on the images to see them larger. Let me know what you think! Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

8 Responses to “Spirit of Santa Fe”

  1. Tracy Says:

    Love the detail on the door handle and your use of shadow. Gorgeous!

  2. Bruce Michael Pope Says:

    Jack does it again. Great idea suitcase embryos.

  3. Jennifer Young Says:

    I really like the painted edges, Mikki. Truly no frames ever needed on these (who’d want to cover up that gorgeous brushwork?) I also really like the commissioned piece with the waterfall as well, and enjoyed seeing your process for painting the water in particular. Big Virginia hugs to you and Jack! -Jennifer

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Jennifer,
      Your comments mean a lot to me. We like the painted sides too. We’ll see how they are received at our Collector Event! Give everyone a big Texas hug back for us 🙂 Mikki and Jack


    That ought to fly out the door on to someone’s wall!
    Love it.

  5. hollygio305 Says:

    So beautiful! I thought it was a photo of a house. Is it for sale?

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