Peaceful Courtyard on eBay

eb SI7513 - SI7613 Sketch

Don’t you just love courtyards filled with flowers? So do I! With that in mind I made the theme for my eBay auction this week “A Garden with a View”. I jot down a quick sketch to solidify my idea. You can click on the picture to see it larger.

eb SI7513 - SI7613 drawn on panels

The basic plan is sketched up on the two pieces at the same time in an oil wash of Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson + Liquin.

 CLICK HERE to go directly to the two auctions

eb SI7513 Peaceful Courtyard Step 1

I start painting with the sky and then “Paint Forward” through the distant mountains. Following a basic rule; Cool colors go back, Warm colors come forward, the mountain farthest away is made cooler so it recedes. The trees are blocked in next.

eb SI7513 Peaceful Courtyard Step 2

Red doors and gates are so cheerful! Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta is used for the shadowed portion of the gates while pure Cadmium Red Light makes the part in the sunlight.

eb SI7513 Peaceful Courtyard 6x6
Wouldn’t you just love to enjoy the vista of the flowering meadow from your own Peaceful Courtyard? Let the brilliant red gates and sunflowers bring you a surge of happiness every time you look at this colorful Senkarik Original Oil EMBRYO in your home.

eb SI7513 Peaceful Courtyard with rule

Why do we call these EMBRYOS? Having earned a Master’s degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia, I’ve illustrated 47 major Medical, Anatomy and Surgical Textbooks. In honor of my Medical background these charming 6 inch by 6 inch baby oil paintings are called EMBRYOS. They are new, fresh ideas that have yet to be “birthed” into a larger gallery piece. Don’t worry about framing, each is on a cradled panel with finished sides, ready to hang up on your wall. Add a spot of color in your home with one or several, these collectible EMBRYOS hang nicely in groups. Do you have a gift giving occasion coming up? EMBRYOS make wonderful gifts that will bring smiles for years to come.

eb SI7513 - SI7613 FinishedPeaceful Courtyard                      Enjoy the Serenity

Peaceful Courtyard and Enjoy the Serenity are designed to hang individually or as a pair. Bring the serenity of this Garden with a View to your home. These original oil paintings retail in our galleries for $350 each but to make it more fun we are starting the bidding on both auctions at 1 cent. That’s right, ONLY A PENNY! The auctions are staggered 7 minutes apart so you can win the two Original Oil Paintings to hang on your wall. AND…..If you win both pieces we will give you FREE SHIPPING! But don’t wait too long, the auctions end Sunday evening beginning at 8 PM Central Time!

CLICK HERE to go directly to both auctions.

Happy Bidding,
Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

One Response to “Peaceful Courtyard on eBay”

  1. Mary Solomon Says:

    Your work is lovely. I hope to paint as well as you do someday.

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