Sweet Sasha

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The floor of the courtyard is cobblestone so I make the brushwork very textured. The shadow area is painted first, the area under the flowers is made bluer so it will “lay” back under the bushes.

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Next the sunlit portion of the floor is painted.

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The image extends over the sides. The canvas, still attached to the backing cardboard, is placed flat on my taboret in order to paint the edge. You can see how having the piece on the cardboard makes it easier to move while the paint is wet.

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Now for that sweet, sweet Sasha, sunning herself on the window sill. The basic gray of her fur is blocked in first with mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + a little MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. Please remember, you can click on this or any of the other images to see them larger.

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The darker areas of her coat have a little Ivory Black added into the other mixes. The features of her face are indicated with a fine liner brush.

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Jeana’s special fur baby is finished. The red Geraniums in the container below her are blocked in Flowers First, Leaves Last.

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The Purple Asters nestled along the wall at the base of the chili ladder are painted with the mixtures shown above. #1. Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light and Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium. #2. Three shades of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. #3. Mixes in various proportions of Dioxazine Purple + White. #4. Pthalo Blue + Liquin. #5. Pthalo Blue + White.

VIDEO: Painting the Purple Asters.

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We’re done for today. Thank you for following along! Hope you’ll come back and visit our studio soon. Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG


One Response to “Sweet Sasha”

  1. Ángela Murillo Says:

    He aprendido mucho conn sus lecciones. Su pintura me encanta transmite mucha alegria y el colorido muy bonito. Felicidades.

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