Sunlit Beach

SK12113 Step 10

The dark stone archway serves as a frame for Stiniva Beach. The door is made a more muted blue so the viewer’s eye will go to the crystal clear, azure water below.

SK12113 Step 11

The entire surface of the terra-cotta tile floor is blocked in first with the light and shadow pattern. The warm colors of the floor make the cool ones in the background recede even more.

SK12113 Step 12

Perspective lines separating the tiles are now drawn freehand into the wet paint of the floor.

SK12113 Step 13

Horizontal lines delineating the individual pavers are put in next. Then the edges of the tile caught by the sunlight are highlighted.

SK12113 Step 14

Bright Bougainvilleas cascade over the arch and doorway. The mass of flower color is blocked in first with mixtures of Permanent Rose + White, then the green foliage is worked around the blossoms.

SK12113 Step 15

Rich Magenta Petunias accentuate the light sand of the beach. Moving to the foreground the cheery Yellow Sunflowers are planted.

SK12113 Sunlit Beach 14x17Sunlit Beach       14″ x 17″     Original Oil Painting

Geraniums fill the large container on the right and we’re done. Sunlit Beach will be on its way to our collector tomorrow. What fun to work with Terry to surprise her son with warm memories of the island of Vis for Christmas. Remember, if you would like to see any of the images larger just click on the picture. Thank you for following along, hope you’ll come back and visit our studio again soon. Hugs,

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9 Responses to “Sunlit Beach”

  1. Elizabeth Pollio Says:

    Wow completed already????? Request Mikki. Please write a little letter to erik that his mom wanted you to paint him a picture of his favorite place Vis. Someday I am hoping this will bring warm memories to him. Write as you would like Amazing, beautiful and perfect Love you Terry

    Elizabeth pollio sent from my iPad


  2. Elizabeth Pollio Says:

    Oh and the name of that specific beach

    Elizabeth pollio sent from my iPad


  3. Will Says:

    Mikki – impeccable color choices as always. But check the perspective?

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Will, Thank you for your comments. The vanishing point for the perspective on the terrace is far, far to the right of the canvas. Actually all the way over to Jack’s easel! I appreciate your vigilance, I need all the help I can get. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mikki

      • Will Says:

        Not to be argumentative, but that’s not the problem.
        I have no idea where Jack’s easel is, but the vanishing point should be on the horizon line. It is, in fact, at the level of the base of the near cliffs, in line with the bottom of the door handle.
        To correct the problem you need to either lift Jack’s easel several feet, or repaint the floor and door.
        Honestly, I believe you did this to test the alertness of those who follow your posts.
        I have done such tricks myself. A few times, I painted two left hands on a character in an illustration for a national magazine. No one ever noticed. Not even the editor. He still doesn’t know.
        I continue to be your humble admirer.

      • Mikki Senkarik Says:

        Hi Will,
        My vanishing point is on the horizon line far to the right of the picture. It’s not a test. I do Thank you for your time to contact me on this. Have a great day and Happy Painting! Hugs, Mikki

  4. Jennifer Young Says:

    Beautiful! What a gorgeous piece, Mikki. Wish I was on that beach right now. No doubt your collector will love it. Hugs from chilly Virginia- Jennifer

  5. Sharon Says:

    THAT is beautiful! Fabulous work!

    On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 4:54 PM, Mikki Senkarik

  6. Patrice Kelly Says:

    Soo Beautiful ! I hope you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving .

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