SE2115 Bounty of Fall Step 13

After finishing the satillo tile floor I use some of the leftover color to make the tiles on top of the small shelf by the door. Notice how the floor is made bluer toward the back. The coolness of the color makes it recede.

VIDEO TODAY! Painting the Pumpkins!

SE2115 Bounty of Fall Step 15

Pumpkins, Gourds and Indian Corn, isn’t Fall wonderful? This is one of the things I love about doing commissions, I get to paint some different subjects. In our next session we’ll be working on the chickens, hope you’ll come watch!

2015-6-4 Spider Web

But before I close for today I want to share our sunset from last night. The sun sparkled on the gossamer threads of a delicate spider web out on our deck. Jack and I couldn’t believe how iridescent and luminous the normally invisible web became when illuminated by the lowering sun. You can click on the image to see it larger. Have a wonderful evening! Hugs,

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3 Responses to “Pumpkins”

  1. joannecali Says:

    Wow, lovely painting, and magnificent nature view of sunset glowing in web!

  2. Sandy Art Says:

    Hi Mikki, I just love your paintings and so appreciate your advise. What colors would you recommend using to paint persimmons? Shadowed areas?



    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      I apologize for taking so long to answer, I just found your question. I would use mixes of MUD (Ultramarine BLue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Red Light + additional Alizarin Crimson for the persimmons. For the high lights try adding a bit of Cadmium Yellow Medium to the mix. If this gets too orange then try a little white instead. I’m afraid the white may make the color a little chalky, so see how the Cadmium Yellow Mediu works first. To round the edge of the shadow side use a little Utramarine Blue + White. Work the blue into the color along the edge to cool it. Let me know how this works. HAPPY PAINTING! Mikki

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