Let’s Travel to Greece!

LO A Touch of Greece step 1

Today I’m embellishing one of my Limited Original giclees. This is a high quality digital reproduction of my painting A Touch of Greece. I’m going back in and enhancing it with oil paint. Even though each piece is part of an extremely limited edition, the hand embellishing makes every single one different. Therefore the term “Limited Original”.

LO A Touch of Greece step 2

The first step is to glaze some sections of the giclee to make the color richer. Glazes are made with Oil Paint + Liquin. I mix two very thin pools of color. One is Magenta, I’ll use it to make the clouds around the setting sun glow. The Cobalt Blue mixture is to enhance the blue dome of the church.

GLAZING

 

ENHANCING THE CHURCH

As you watch notice how my wrist is braced against the mahl stick to steady my hand as I paint the fine detail.

 

LO A Touch of Greece step 3

The reflections of the setting sun are intensified.

REPAINTING THE GERANIUMS AND COREOPSIS

 

LO A Touch of Greece step 4

The final step is t0 embellish the long streamers of the bougainvillea, illuminated by the setting sun.

LO A Touch of Greece 1-49  30x24A Touch of Greece       Limited Original

We’re done! As soon as it dries I’ll add a final protective coat to our Limited Original, then it will be ready to head for its new home. Remember, you can click on any of the still images to view them larger. Now I have a question for all of you. If a picture is worth one thousand words, how much is a video worth? Hugs,

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http://www.senkarik.com

6 Responses to “Let’s Travel to Greece!”

  1. wafaa Says:

    Hi Mikki
    You can’t imagine how happy and enthusiastic when I saw the video icon: I will see Mikki painting at last. These videos are of great importance to me to see how the brush moves and the way you lay your strokes in different spots of the painting especially with each kind of flowers. God bless you and thank you very much.

  2. Margaret Park Says:

    A video will show an image in multiple stages therefor you would have to take the thousand words for each progressing image and smear them together. Panning would cause the words to be stretched out with the large spaces possibly making the words difficult to read. It is possible that one could only calculate the value by counting the letters and dividing by the current price of cocoa.

    Your images, by the way, are worth more than a thousand words as are most forms of magic.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Elena Yalcin Says:

    I was so happy to see your video. I copied 2 your paintings and tried to find video several months ago in youtube. I found nothing. For me hte video is so halpful.
    Elena

  4. Leopoldo Della Ciana Says:

    Dear Mikki,
    look at what I found surfing for Santorini Images:

    http://fineartamerica.com/featured/santorini-veikko-suikkanen.html

    Too many coincidences make a proof.

    Leopoldo Della Ciana
    Bologna
    ITALY

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Leopoldo,
      I agree, this painting definitely looks a lot like mine. We’ve contacted the artist and informed him of the copyright issues. I appreciate you looking out for me. And thank you for following my blog. By the way, you live in such a beautiful part of the world! Italy is such a joy to paint. Mikki

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