Tending the Garden


We’ll start off with a VIDEO today. I’m painting the colorful Indian Corn in the basket below Abigail.

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Moving to the Hollyhocks, the leaves are worked around the pink flowers helping to give shape to the individual blooms. The foliage is a bright green mixed of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + White. The large blossoms are made of several combinations of Permanent Rose + White.

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Like the Hollyhocks, the Sunflowers are blocked in Flowers First, Leaves Last. Mixes of Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson), Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow and pure Cadmium Yellow Medium are used.

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After the leaves are painted large, dark centers are added to the blooms. Can’t you just hear them announcing with joy, “We’re SUNFLOWERS!”

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A couple of pumpkins complete our fall setting. Abigail is content to bask in the sun, Tending the Garden! If you’d like to enlarge the picture just click on the image. Thank you for following along, hope you’ll come back to our studio soon. I’ll be starting a new commission in my next session. Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG


3 Responses to “Tending the Garden”

  1. philcullendeecullen Says:

    Just beautiful!!

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Zenobia Says:

    So awesome as usual! Have a great weekend!

  3. jayaswamy Says:

    Beautiful!! All your works are very special to me Mikki. Best wishes 🙂

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