Vista of Joy

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As my long time readers know I love to garden. And Red Geraniums are some of my favorite plants. The rich blossoms are blocked in with mixes of Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Light.

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The foliage is painted with mixes of Lemon Yellow + Pthalo Blue. A large Bright brush is used to shape the individual leaves.

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Silver Pony Foot Vine tumbles out of the terra cotta container. Mixtures of Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + White make the delicate leaves and tendrils.

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Adding stems and flower buds finishes out our Geraniums.

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Now for the Canna Lilies. My large Bright brush is very versatile. It is perfect to paint the large leaves with mixes of Viridian Green + Lemon Yellow + White.

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The bright flowers are mixes of Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Orange + White.

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The deep centers are delineated with Magenta.

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In order for White flowers to appear WHITE, the shadows parts of them have to be fairly dark. So I use combinations of Dioxazine Blue + White, Ultramarine Blue + White and Pthalo Blue + White. I kind of “Smoosh” the colors together in order to make happy shadows.

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Pure White illuminating the petals of the African Daisies pop against the shadows of Blue and Lavender. Then I make the red and black centers of the large blossoms. Please remember as you read through my blog, you can click on any of the images to see them larger.

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Hollyhocks fill the corner by the door. I use several mixtures of Magenta + Permanent Rose + White to block in the crepe papery flowers.

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Leaves are made of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + Cadmium Yellow Medium.

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After putting in the deep centers of the Hollyhock blossoms with Magenta, the Lemon Yellow stamens are added.

SG1916 Vista of Joy 24x30Vista of Joy    24 inches by 30 inches

We’re DONE! “Vista of Joy” will soon be off to it’s new home. Thank you for following along. AND…..I appreciate all of your prayers and kind comments more than you will ever know. Please keep them coming, Jack is still in the hospital. With Love,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

7 Responses to “Vista of Joy”

  1. bonita austin Says:

    So sorry to hear that Jack is in the hospital. Hope he gets better soon. Call/write if I can help.

  2. Paula Pachon Says:

    How does one going about purchasing one of your paintings??


  3. Monica Says:

    Dear Mikki – Please know that Myron and I are thinking of you and Jack. We are hoping for his recovery and return home. Sending love and prayers to you both. Huge hugs to you. God Bless you both.

  4. lizmcqueensart Says:

    How beautifully your have painted those flowers. Our prayers are on line for Jack. Hope that the doctors have found the leak. You are both very special to me. Jack will never realise how much his book has meant to me. We need him around for a long time. Bless you.

  5. Andrea Holbrook Says:

    Hope Jack recovers soon and gets home. I know he will improve greatly once he is home. God bless you both.

  6. Zenobia Says:

    My prayers to you and Jack, and thank you for this blog, it gives me great joy and hope for my own work!

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