La Fiesta!

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Spring has sprung in South Texas, that means Fiesta is right around the corner. One of the neatest events is the Mexican Rodeo. The La Escaramuza Charra is an equestrian competition performed at a full gallop by girls wearing beautiful, flowing dresses. The initial plan for my eBay painting this week is sketched up on the canvas in an oil wash of MUD (Alizarin Crimson + Ultramarine Blue) + Liquin.

To go directly to the auction CLICK HERE.

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The background is a mix of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. I want the upper part to be dark, accentuating the white dress of the rider. The lower “dusty” portion of the background is made of the same combination of colors in different proportions.

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While I’m fresh I work on the Charra’s face. A special color, Terra Rosa, is used for her skin tones. A little Cerulean Blue is added to the mix to make the reflected light along her jaw line. To see this, or any of the other pictures larger just click on the image.

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The shadows of the white dress are blocked in with mixtures of Ultramarine Blue + White, Dioxazine Purple + White and Pthalo Blue + White.

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After adding the White highlights on the dress the ribbons are delineated.

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The dark bay color of the horse is mixed with various combinations of MUD + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. The black used for the mane and the knee is made of Alizarin Crimson + Pthalo Blue

SC2814 La Fiesta! 10x10La Fiesta!     10″ x 10″    Original Oil Painting

If you ever have the chance to attend a Charreada you’ll be on the edge of your seat, holding your breath, certain the young ladies on their spirited horses will collide at any second. Here’s your opportunity to enjoy the excitement of the Charras every day on your wall. 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.

SC2814 La Fiesta! 10x10 with tape

La Fiesta measures 10″ x 10″ and 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 23 at 8 PM Central Time! And don’t worry about framing this spirited Charra, she is painted on a panel with 1 1/2″ finished sides. You can take the EMBRYO out of the box and hang it directly on your wall. We even provide the hanger and nail!

CLICK HERE to go directly to the auction.

HAPPY BIDDING and HUGS,

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