Tranquil Retreat

2015-4-9 Irises, Rose Tree and Poppies

Our Red Corn Poppies are in FULL BLOOM! Just in time to model for our painting today. The Irises, Valentine Roses and Bluebonnets are also looking wonderful. You can click on the picture to see it larger.

SD1315 Tranquil Retreat step 46

Here are the colors I’ll use to paint the poppies. #1. Pthalo Blue + White. #2. Cadmium Red Deep #3. Cadmium Red Deep + Alizarin Crimson.#4. Cadmium Red Light. #5. Pthalo Blue + Liquin. #6. Three shades of green mixed with Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

The video above shows the initial block in, I’m working in reverse of my usual sequence: Flowers First, Leaves Last. Since the Poppies dance above the foliage I block in the leaves first. If the screen doesn’t show up just click on the link to view the video.

The thick paint of the Poppies is gently “Laid” on top of the underlying leaves. When my brush picks up any of the green paint I wipe if off with toilet tissue before continuing. This way the flower color stays bright and clean.

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PRESTO, Red Corn Poppies have popped up!

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Let’s get those monogrammed rockers ready for the Rooster to perch on. I’ve added a little Cadmium Red Light into the mixtures left over from the satillo tile floor to paint the chairs.

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Now for our Rooster, we’ll have him ready to crow in no time!

SD1315 Tranquil Retreat 30x40Tranquil Retreat            30 inches by 40 inches       Original Oil Painting

AND…..Tranquil Retreat is ready for our collectors to sit in the shade of the Wisteria and enjoy the view. Although they may have to shoo the Rooster away to get a seat! Lots of Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

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4 Responses to “Tranquil Retreat”

  1. Ron Smith Says:

    Love your work. I bought wind dancers for my wife last year. we love it. Tried to duplicate a facsimile of it and it was difficult to impossible to do , what you do so effortlessly.
    Just got a signed copy of your signature 2 book just great. Love the videos please continue.
    Ron Smith

  2. janis´¯`·.¸ʚįɞ Says:

    Enjoyed watching you in action…thank you! 🙂

  3. Linda Says:

    A beautiful painting and educational step by step learning process.

  4. Annette Says:

    Mikki that came out just so beautifully. What blessed new owners to have that hanging in their home. Have a great day.

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