Give the Gift of Tuscany

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Let’s go to Tuscany. Assisi, Italy is featured on my eBay auctions this week. The picturesque village is the birthplace of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. My initial plan is drawn up, working as if the two pieces are one canvas.

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The early morning sky, filled with clouds tinted pink by the rising sun, is painted first. Then I work forward through the hills. The most distant ones are made cooler, or bluer, so they recede.

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OPPPSSS!!!!! I got so involved in painting I forgot to take a progress picture. Each hill is made increasingly warmer following the simple rule: Warm Colors come Forward, Cool Colors go Back. This gives depth to the piece. The perspective of the rows in the vineyard also helps to give the appearance of distance. I begin blocking in the foreground Poppies with mixes of Magenta + White and Cadmium Red Deep.

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The warmth of Cadmium Red Light Poppies in the foreground makes the little villa and hills in the distance fall back even more.

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I so enjoy painting architecture, it’s fun to delineate the bells in the tower. Can’t you just hear them ringing out across the rolling hills? Oh,,,,don’t forget. You can enlarge any of the pictures by clicking on the image.

SK11613 - SK11713 finalJewel of Assisi                                Brilliance of Spring

CHRISTMAS is right around the corner. Give Tuscany to that special someone in your life, maybe even you! Senkarik Original EMBRYOS make unique gifts that bring smiles for years to come.

SK11613 Jewel of Assisi 6x6Jewel of Assisi

The basilica of Saint Francis is a stately landmark, welcoming all who visit this quaint village.  As the first rays of sun slip across the rolling hills of Tuscany they warm the ancient stone walls of this Jewel of Assisi.

SK11713 Brilliance of Spring 6x6Brilliance of Spring

Love Spring??? Tired of winter already??? Enjoy the warmth and beauty of spring in Tuscany. Take a magical trip to this enchanting land every time you look at Brilliance of Spring on your wall.

SK11713 Brilliance of Spring 6x6 with tape

Both pieces measure 6″ x 6″. Don’t worry about framing them, these little gems have finished sides and are ready to hang on your wall.

The EMBRYOS can be displayed together or individually. These original oil paintings retail in our galleries for $390 each but to make it more fun we’ve started 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 one or both Original Oil Paintings for your home or office. AND…..If you win the TWO EMBRYOS we will give you FREE SHIPPING! Don’t linger, the first auction ends Sunday, December 1 at 8 PM Texas (Central) Time.

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HAPPY BIDDING

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