Full of Color

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Geraniums fill the containers by the door. They were blocked in with the same sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last. The blossoms are highlighted with Cadmium Red Light + White.  Please remember, you can click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.

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The mass of White Daisies is first painted in shades of Ultramarine Blue + White, a lavender made of Dioxazine Purple + White, and Pthalo Blue + White. This initial block in provides the shadow color of the blossoms.

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After leaves are painted with mixes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White I add the highlights on the individual petals of the Daisies. Pure White is reserved for this step. My wrist is braced against the mahl stick to steady my hand as I make the fine details. What is a mahl stick? CLICK HERE to find out.

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The Calla lilies are a warmer White than the Daisies. So a mix of Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White is used for the shadow areas. For variation I add a little of the lavender from the Daisies into the mixture.

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Broad, tropical leaves are shaped with the flat side of a large Bright brush. Would you like to know more about the paint brushes I like to use? Just CLICK HERE.

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Stems and stamens complete the Calla Lilies. Then I work on the California Poppies. The fragile blossoms are mixes of Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange and Pure Cadmium Orange. The lacy foliage is mixes in various proportions of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White.

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Boisterous Sunflowers fill out the corner under the Wisteria and our Diptych is DONE! If you’d like an in depth tutorial on how I paint Sunflowers CLICK HERE.

SK9214 Full of Sunshine 14x14Full of Sunshine   14 inches by 14 inches

SK9314 Lively Colors 14x14Lively Color     14 inches by 14 inches

If you’ve never painted a Diptych before think about trying one. It’s really fun designing and working on two paintings that can hang individually or as a pair. I’d like to thank Monica and Myron for giving me this opportunity. Hope you’ve had as good a time following along as I’ve had painting! Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

3 Responses to “Full of Color”

  1. Gmail Says:

    Beautiful, just Beautiful, you’r the best, I love all of the gorgeous flowers. Wish I could paint. Erika

    Sent from Erika’s iPad


  2. Saartjie van den Bergh Says:

    Dear Mikki, Just want to say HALLO and thank your for all the wonderful posts. I enjoy it so much! You are a real inspiration! God bless and have a fantastic day!!

    Saartjie van den Bergh

    082 324 9069

    “Soar like an eagle, higher and higher”

    Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:13:34 +0000 To: property.hub@hotmail.com

  3. Hilda Says:

    Just wanted to thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and skill in painting all these beautiful vibrant oil paintings!!! You and your husband are such a blessing to the art world!!!!

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