On the Fly

SI8214 Desert Retreat step 5

I always sketch up the basic plan on the canvas with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. Drawing begins with the building, it’s the skeleton of the painting.

SI8214 Desert Retreat step 6

As I draw I label the flowers and vines, I don’t want to forget what I’m supposed to paint 🙂 Erika and Lance decided they wanted to change the Bougainvillea on the left side, over the door, to Wisteria.

SI8214 Desert Retreat step 7

We keep the Bougainvillea on the right side, the basic shapes of the Hollyhocks and Sunflowers are drawn in. Next the steps leading to the upper courtyard are built.

SI8214 Desert Retreat step 8

I realize there isn’t enough room for the container to the left of the door that was shown in my  original sketch. Sometimes in painting you just have to make some editorial changes “On the Fly”! Tomorrow we’ll start applying color. See ya! Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

One Response to “On the Fly”

  1. Gmail Says:

    Love the look of the sketch, especially the view of Red Mountain and the Saguaro cactus. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Lance & Erika

    Sent from Erika’s iPad


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