Romance in Santorini

SA0614 Romance in Santorini Step 1

Valentine’s is right around the corner. How much more romantic can you get than a table for two overlooking the Cobalt Blue domes and Aegean Sea in Santorini? The first step on my eBay auction piece for this week is to sketch the basic plan up on my canvas in a thin oil wash.

CLICK HERE to go directly to my eBay auction.

SA0614 Romance in Santorini Step 2

The sky and water are painted first, then the distant bluffs are added. The ocean and bluffs provide a dark background to contrast with the crisp white church.

SA0614 Romance in Santorini Step 3

The dome is painted with mixes of Cobalt Blue + White. Next mixtures of White + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange are used for the walls of the distinctive church. MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) is added to the mix for the shadows. Pure White is reserved for highlights.

SA0614 Romance in Santorini Step 4

Using paint leftover from the dome the latticed screens on the windows are delineated. You can click on the image to enlarge this or any of the other pictures.

SA0614 Romance in Santorini Step 5

Permanent Rose + White is used for the Bougainvilleas cascading over the building and terrace wall. The brilliantly blooming plants are painted in my usual sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last.

SA0614 Romance in Santorini Step 6

After planting Geraniums I start on the floor. The entire surface is covered to begin with, establishing the light and shadow pattern. Using paint from the white buildings the wide grout lines are drawn into the wet floor.

SA0614 Romance in Santorini Step 7

Bright Cadmium Yellow chairs give a couple of sweethearts a place to sit and enjoy the view.

SA0614 Romance in Santorini 14x14

The picturesque village of Santorini is perched high on the bluffs of the southernmost of the Cyclades Islands in Greece. Wouldn’t you just like to relax and share a sip of wine with your Valentine as you look past the unique cobalt blue domes to the Aegean Sea? Bring a smile to the heart of that special someone in your life with the gift of Romance in Santorini. A Senkarik Original Oil Painting will last for generations, long after candy and flowers are gone.

SA0614 Romance in Santorini 14x14 with tape 1 and 2

Romance in Santorini is an embryo that measures 14 inches x 14 inches. To make it easy for you no framing is needed, it’s ready to hang on your wall. We even provide the hanger and nail.

This size original oil painting retails in our galleries for $690 but to make it more fun we’ve started the bidding at 1 cent. That’s right, ONLY A PENNY! The auction ends Sunday, January 26 at 8 PM Texas (Central) Time.

To go to the auction for Romance in Santorini CLICK HERE.

HAPPY BIDDING,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

2 Responses to “Romance in Santorini”

  1. bonita austin Says:

    Hi Mikki, I missed winning the French scene with t he cat by 6 seconds. How much would it cost to repaint another like it? Bonnie

  2. Phyllis Solcyk Says:

    Hello Mikki,
    I really love your paintings, and I think you have the most generous of open hearts sharing everything you do with us!
    Phyllis Solcyk

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