Together Forever

SA0814 Together Forever Step 1

Many of you have asked for another Angel on eBay so here we go. I’ve got her sketched up on the canvas and we’re ready to begin painting.

To go directly to the auction CLICK HERE

SA0814 Together Forever Step 2

The sky is painted first, then I begin on the Cardinals. Jack and I love these beautiful red birds. We have a pair, Mr. and Mrs. Chippers, that hang around our garden. I work wet-into-wet so Mr. Chippers’ wings fade into the background, giving the impression of movement. You can click on the image to see it larger.

SA0814 Together Forever Step 3

Now I start on the Angel’s wings and wavy hair.

SA0814 Together Forever Step 4

I bring out a couple of special colors, Cerulean Blue and Terra Rosa, for the skin tones. #1. Cerulean Blue + White. #2. Terra Rosa + White. #3. Terra Rosa + more White. #4. Terra Rosa + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. #5. Terra Rosa + Cadmium Red Light + White. #6. Mix #5 + more White.

SA0814 Together Forever Step 5

Most of the face is painted with mixtures #2, #3, and #4. Mixes #5 and #6 are used for the Angel’s cheeks. The Cerulean Blue mixture is used on lower edge of the jaw line to help give the feeling of roundness. My wrist is braced on a mahl stick to steady my hand as I paint the details on the face. And since many of you have asked, Yes I did model for the angel!

SA0814 Together Forever Step 6

The bouquet of Roses is painted with mixes of Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta. Highlights on the fragrant flowers will be made with Cadmium Red Light.

SA0814 Together Forever 14x14Together Forever     14″ x 14″    Original Oil Painting Embryo

Many say Cardinals mate forever, don’t you think that makes them a perfect subject for a Valentine’s Gift?  They are friends with this Angel bearing an arm load of Red Roses and Pink Lilies. Let your Valentine know they are the special Angel in your life with Together Forever. And remember, this everlasting bouquet will bring smiles long after regular flowers and candy are gone.

CLICK HERE to go to the auction of Together Forever

SA0814 Together Forever 14x14 with tape

Together Forever is an embryo that measures 14 inches x 14 inches. It’s painted on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished sides. 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, February 2 at 8 PM Texas (Central) Time.

CLICK HERE to go to the auction of Together Forever

HAPPY BIDDING,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

4 Responses to “Together Forever”

  1. Betty McLean Henderson Says:

    I love that the angel bears a resemblance to you, Mikki!

  2. Linda Sioux Henley, DRT, ADDA Says:

    Wow. So pretty.

    Website: http://www.lindasiouxhenley.com

  3. Maggie Mesa Says:

    Good morning , I love all of your Angel’s, wish I could buy them all.

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