A Sunny Courtyard

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I’m working on another Diptych for my eBay auctions this week. It’s definitely a challenge to design them so each one can hang individually as well being part of the pair.

To go directly to the two eBay auctions CLICK HERE

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It’s fun working on the two paintings at the same time as if they were one piece. This way it’s easy to maintain consistency of color and brushwork.

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Dioxazine Purple is a color that I just can’t mix with our Double Primary Palette. It is a really PURPLE Purple, perfect for Wisteria. The long, draping blossoms are blocked in first, then I paint the leaves. The purple flowers look so wonderful with the red door.

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The Satillo Tile floor is painted with warm mixtures of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + White. Blues are added into the distant part of the floor to make it fall back. I add Cadmium Red Light to the floor mixtures to make the containers. Those in the lower right are filled with Petunias of Permanent Rose, another of those special colors I use from time to time.

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Papery thin Matilija Poppies jump the crevasse between the two paintings!

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Here’s a third beautiful hue I use on occasion, Magenta. Adding a bit of Dioxazine Purple into the Magenta makes rich, deep shadows for the elegant Hollyhock flowers. The lighter blooms are Magenta + White.

SK11113 Garden's Glow-Radiance of Red Border

Garden’s Glow                           Radiance of Red

Don’t you love the dance of sunlight on flowers? Bask in the glow of this courtyard hugged by a stair step adobe wall. Juxtapose lots of colorful flowers next to the red door and happiness exudes, welcoming all who visit. Take delight in the ambiance of this sunny garden, it never needs watering! Let the combination of Sunflowers, Hollyhocks, Matilija Poppies, Petunias and Wisteria bring a surge of joy every time you look at these colorful Senkarik Original Oil EMBRYOS in your home or office.

Just CLICK ON THE PICTURES to see the two paintings larger.

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Remember, the two 6 inch by 6 inch EMBRYOS are designed to hang individually or as a pair. There is no need to worry about frames, they are painted on cradled panels with finished sides. 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!

Chanukah and Christmas are right around the corner! Senkarik Original Oil Paintings make wonderful gifts that bring smiles for generations to come.

To go directly to the eBay auctions CLICK HERE

The first auction ends Sunday, November 17, at 8 PM Texas time!


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2 Responses to “A Sunny Courtyard”

  1. Kirby Jonas Says:

    Dear Mikki,

    I sincerely hope I am able to comment directly to you by replying to this
    email. May I tell you that I have never enjoyed anything much more than I
    have enjoyed watching your absolutely captivating art unfold almost before
    my eyes? Thank you SO MUCH for allowing your fans this opportunity.


    Kirby Jonas

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Kirby, Thank you so much for your kind words. You make my heart sing! Jack and I have been so blessed and want to share all we’ve had the good fortune to learn with others. I appreciate you following my blog. If you ever have any questions please feel free to ask. Mikki

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