Year of the Family

SG6114 Step 16

The foal is painted with mixes of Cadmium Orange + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. The light and shadow patterns are established first.

SG6114 Step 17

Anyone who has ever been around horses knows the soft, velvety feel of their muzzle. Since the foal has a blaze I use a mixture of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White here. Please remember, you can enlarge any of the pictures by clicking on the image.

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The white on the foal’s left front leg brings it forward of his body. The shadow on his shoulder and barrel will accentuate the light-colored rabbit.

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The fluffy, little bunny is painted with some of the mixtures left over from the mare. I just add a bit more White and MUD into them.

SG6114 The Year of the Family 24x30

Our little group is on Bluebonnet covered hill overlooking a field of Sunflowers. The final step is to finish out the lush White capped, Cobalt Blue flowers. I debated for a while on a title for this piece. But Jack, the official namer of this organization, came through again. He said it’s a portrait using the Chinese symbols for the year each member of the family was born. Why don’t you call it “The Year of the Family”? I love it. What do you think? It’s been fun painting horses again, I want to say thank you to our collector for asking me to do this. AND…. I certainly do appreciate you following along. Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

3 Responses to “Year of the Family”

  1. Bonita Austin Says:

    This is absolutely adorable and such a novel idea as well.
    Bonnie

  2. Carlos Arevalo Says:

    Está muy hermoso, felicitaciones…!

  3. Kelly Says:

    I can’t remember how I stumbled across your site but it’s been fascinating watching the “Year of Family” take shape right from its beginning sketches. I’m trying to explore and develop my own skills in art so it’s been really interesting. I’ll stay tuned…

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