A Cheerful Welcome

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Roosters are a fun motif to have around your home. There is an old saying in Provence that a Rooster brings success in the kitchen and happiness in your home! I begin by sketching up my idea for this week’s eBay painting with a thin oil wash of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

To go directly to the auction CLICK HERE.

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The adobe walls are blocked in with mixes of Cadmium Orange + a tiny touch of Pthalo Blue + White. MUD is added into the mixtures in the shadow areas. The portion of the wall on the left that is nearest the corner is made bluer. The cooler color makes that end fall back. The terra-cotta roof tiles are painted with different proportions of Cadmium Orange + MUD. A little Pthalo Blue is added to the mix, making a muted green that makes the old tile look as if it is covered with moss.

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The shadows on the red door are made of Magenta + Cadmium Red Deep. The sunny part of the door is pure Cadmium Red Light. I particular like the willow branches over the window, they add such a neat touch!

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The floor of the entry is painted with the mixtures leftover from the roof. Using some of those same mixes with a bit of MUD and Pthalo Blue added I begin delineating the bronze rooster.

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Mixes of Pthalo Blue + Ultramarine Blue + White are used to make the large, ceramic container.

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White Matilija Poppies appear so fresh and crisp juxtaposed against the red door.

SC2314 A Cheerful Welcome 10x10A Cheerful Welcome

Sunflowers and Salvia finish out the garden lining the walk. People often ask how I come up with ideas for my paintings. Lots of times I just envision a place I’d like to live. Imagine coming home to this flower filled courtyard after a long day at the office. What could be more inviting than the happy little Rooster extending A Cheerful Welcome as you walk up to the bright red door? A Cheerful Welcome would retail in our galleries for $490 but to make it more fun we are starting the bidding on the auction at 1 cent. That’s right, ONLY A PENNY! But you’ll need to act quickly, the auction ends Sunday, March 16 at 8 PM Central Time!

To go directly to the eBay auction CLICK HERE.

SC2314 A Cheerful Welcome 10x10 with tape

Here’s your opportunity to bring a blaze of color into your life with a larger EMBRYO than I normally list. A Cheerful Welcome measures 10″ x 10″. Do you have a gift giving occasion in the near future? Senkarik Original Embyros make unique presents that are sure to please, bringing smiles for years to come. And don’t worry about framing this cheerful rooster, he is painted on a panel with 1 1/2″ finished sides. You can take it out of the box and hang it directly on your wall. We even provide the hanger and nail!

Don’t linger, the auction ends Sunday, March 16 at 8 PM Texas (Central) Time.

To go directly to the eBay auction CLICK HERE.

HAPPY BIDDING and HUGS,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

 

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