Everlasting Guardian

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The bouquet of Sunflowers are first blocked in with several combinations of Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson), Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD and pure Cadmium Yellow Medium. I use thick brushstrokes so the blossoms will have lots of texture.

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After leaves are painted with warm greens made of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium the dark centers are added.

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Highlighting the blossoms with a mix of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow finishes out the cheery Sunflowers.

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Now for the Gladiolus. My color recipes are as follows. #1. Three mixes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + a little Lemon Yellow. #2. Pthalo Blue + White. #3. Permanent Rose + Alizarin Crimson. #4. Mixes in different proportions of Permanent Rose + Cadmium Red Light + White.

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The darker mixtures of the blossom color are applied first. Then I smoosh the lighter hues into the darker paint with a medium sized Bright (square) brush. Want to know more about the brushes I like to use? CLICK HERE to find out.

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Deep centers are made with a mix of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. Then the petals illuminated by the sun are highlighted.

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I love hummingbirds and just had to let a few fly in!

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The final touch is a crown of flowers for our angel. You can enlarge the picture to see this better, just click on the image.

SF1616 Everlasting Guardian 14x11Everlasting Guardian      14 inches by 11 inches

As soon as she is dry enough our angel will be off to the Czech Republic to become an Everlasting Guardian for Dominika, Terry’s daughter-in-law. I really enjoy collaborating with my collectors on special paintings. If you would like me to paint your dreams on canvas please feel free to contact me at senkarik@senkarik.com. Thank you for following my blog. Hugs,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG



4 Responses to “Everlasting Guardian”

  1. rpillai2012 Says:

    Wow! Lovely panting…

  2. Jeana Says:

    Beautiful, as always

  3. Anica Art Says:

    Really beautiful!

  4. Esme Says:

    I love it

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