Let’s travel to the Greek Island of Mykonos for my eBay auctions this week. My rough sketch is drawn up on the cradled panels with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.
Now we’re ready to paint. Mixtures of White + a bit of Ultramarine Blue + a tiny touch of Cadmium Orange are used for the sunlit parts of the walls. Then the shadows of the white stucco walls are pulled over the light parts. The darker shades are various mixes of Ultramarine Blue + a little Cadmium Orange + MUD + White. Remember, you can click on any of the pictures to see them larger.
The blue shutters and door are made of Cobalt Blue + White. A mix of Magenta + Cadmium Red Deep is used for the shadow of the neighboring red door. Pure Cadmium Red Light makes the portion illuminated by the sun.
Bougainvilleas are found everywhere in Mykonos. Permanent Rose is a special color that is PERFECT for the hot pink bracts cascading down over the brilliant hues of the doors, shutters and window.
A patch of soft Magenta Wild Thyme is planted behind the burro. The purple is the complimentary color of the yellow Sunflowers that will be in the baskets and will make the blossoms appear brighter. Then the entire floor surface is painted with the light and shadow pattern. Before adding the wide grout lines between the stones I paint the legs and hooves of the donkey into the wet paint of the floor.
Now let’s add the distinctive grout pattern that is a trademark of the Greek Islands. Some of the shadow color from the walls is used for them. The lighter shade is used for the highlights where the sun hits the courtyard.
I love burros. The winner of this piece, Special Delivery, gets naming rights for the cute, little guy! And the great thing is he’s the ideal pet, he doesn’t eat much at all!
These two Senkarik EMBRYOS, Special Delivery and Vibrant Corner, are designed to be displayed together or individually. The pair of these Original oil paintings would retail in our galleries for $780 but to make it more fun we are starting the bidding on each auction at 1 cent. That’s right, ONLY A PENNY! But you’ll need to act quickly, the auctions end Sunday, March 2 beginning at 8 PM Central Time!
One of the most fun things about the Greek Islands are the donkeys. They are used to carry everything from people to any kind of stuff you can imagine. The baskets of this little burro are filled with golden Sunflowers, ready to bring a Special Delivery of sunshine into your home. Enjoy this cute fella every day on your wall. Or maybe someone special in your life has a birthday approaching. Senkarik Original EMBRYOS make unique gifts that are sure to please. This Mykonos burro will deliver smiles long after candy and regular flowers are gone.
Mykonos is probably the most colorful of the Greek Islands. Doors of almost every hue can be found. The neighboring doors of red and blue in this Vibrant Corner tickled my artistic imagination. Juxtaposed against the white stucco walls, draped with Bougainvillea, flanked by pots of Geraniums and a bed of Coreopsis they’ll bring a spot of cheerful color to your home.
Each piece measures 6″ x 6″. And don’t worry about framing them, these little gems painted on cradled panels with 1 1/2″ finished sides are ready to hang as soon as you unpack them.
Take a magical trip to Mykonos every time you view Special Delivery and Vibrant Corner on your wall. 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, March 2 at 8 PM Texas (Central) Time.