Santorini is truly a special place. Perched high on the cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea you feel as if you can see into tomorrow! After sketching my basic plan on the panel for this week’s eBay piece, I begin painting the sky.
I follow a simple rule that helps give depth to the painting: Muted colors go back. Intense, Bright colors come forward. The ocean is painted with muted blues toward the horizon line, the color of the water becomes more intense closer to the foreground. I paint the distinctive blue dome with mixes in different proportions of Cobalt Blue + White.
I love painting the geometric planes of the church building. Various mixes of White + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange are used. A little MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) is added for the darker shadows.
The entire surface of the stone floor is blocked in first. Then I come back and draw the wide grout joints into the wet paint.
Santorini is very dry. You find agave everywhere, growing out of cracks and crevices in the stone. Combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White are perfect for the wide, fleshy leaves.
With white buildings, blue domes, brilliant hot pink bougainvilleas and endless views of the ocean the islands of Greece are magical. Enjoy the Splendor of Santorini every time you view this Senkarik Original Oil Painting on your wall. Or perhaps someone special in your life has been to Greece; gift them with a memory catcher that will bring warm remembrances for years to come.
Splendor of Santorini 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, June 29 at 8 PM Central Time! And don’t worry about doing any framing, Splendor of Santorini 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!