Steppin’ UP

SJ8914 Step 16

We’ll begin with the sky. My mixtures are as follows:  #1. Cobalt Blue + White. #2. Pthalo Blue + White. #3. Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson + White. #4. Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White. If you would like to know more about our Double Primary Color Mixing System that Jack developed CLICK HERE.

SJ8914 Step 17

The blue of the sky is done first. Since this piece is going to be painted on to the edges of the gallery wrap canvas I have to pull out my stool to do the top. So I’m Steppin’ UP today! You can see my easel setup here. The easel, palette and taborette are on wheels. This way I can adjust my working furniture to the size of the painting. It’s hard to work though when Molly is sound asleep beside me. I can hear her little snores! Oh, you can click on the picture if you’d like to see it larger.

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When the sky is finished I “Paint Forward” beginning with the most distant mountain. It’s made bluer so it will recede. The one that is closest is warmer so it advances. Then the landscape is painted. The farthest edge of the Bluebonnets are painted with Ultramarine Blue + White. The part of the field in the foreground is mixes of Cobalt Blue + White.

SJ8914 Step 19

A stream meanders though the limestone rocks. I use mixes of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White for the boulders. A little MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) is added into the shadows.

SJ8914 Step 20

A waterfall splashes into the crystal clear pond below. The limestone rocks at the right of the falls are brought down behind Gragson to accentuate his dark head. Sunlight streams across the water silhouetting both dogs. Thanks for following along today, hope you’ll visit our studio again soon. Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

3 Responses to “Steppin’ UP”

  1. joannecali Says:

    beautiful and happy and dogs seem SOOOOO alive

  2. Judy Palermo Says:

    You look mighty cute standing on that stool; also that luminous framed painting on the right caught my eye, is that one of yours as well? Lovely glow!

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