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Jack and I are Rockin’ today after that big Dallas Cowboy win yesterday! WHEW, it was a close one but DeMarcus Lawrence pulled off the sack and fumble recovery to seal the victory. On to the Frozen Tundra of Packer Land in Green Bay. YIPPEEEE!!!!!!! Okay Mikki, that’s enough celebration. Back to the easel where we are going to be Rockin’ on canvas. The grouping of adobe colors for the ancient rock walls are all made with various combinations of Cadmium Orange + a bit of Pthalo Blue + a little MUD + White. More MUD is added to make the darkest mixes. The colors lined up on the left of my palette are saved from previous sessions. The oil paint remains useable for several days.

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The walls are covered first, then I come back in with the darkest mix to indicate the crevices between the stones. This is done very impressionistically. I want to give the feeling of an old rock wall, not outline each and every stone.

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The farthest end of the wall on the right is made bluer so it will recede. The upright surface is made warmer as it comes forward.

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Now I begin drawing the bracket for the lantern at the left of the door. You can see how much I’ve raised it from my initial sketch. Remember, you can click on any of the images to enlarge them 🙂

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The door is painted with light and dark shades of Pthalo Blue + White. My arm is braced on the mahl stick to steady my hand as I make the lines separating the boards of the door.

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Now that the bright blue door is finished you can see how the muted blues of the ocean fall back. We’ll start planting in the next session, grab your gardening gloves and come help. Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

2 Responses to “Rockin’”

  1. joannecali Says:

    So beautiful

  2. Jane Says:

    As always a magical journey into another fabulous painting. Thank you for sharing so much detail 🙂

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