An Intruder

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Jeana has always wanted a white cat with blue eyes. She was thrilled when Chloe, her Siamese, had an all white, blue eyed kitten. But soon Nathan’s ears, nose and tail started to darken. So it seems the only way to get her white kitty is for me to paint her one. I begin by blocking in the basic feline shape with soft greys made of White + Ultramarine Blue + a little Cadmium Orange + MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson).

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Next her blue eyes, pink nose and ears are finished. Then pure White highlights are thickly painted on her face, shoulder and left paw where the sun streams through the Hollyhocks.

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The bright blossoms of the Hollies are blocked in with mixtures of Permanent Rose + Alizarin Crimson + White and Permanent Rose + White.

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Intense greens made of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow are used for the foliage. Then highlights are added to the large crepe papery flowers. A little intruder has sneaked into the garden, but he can’t escape the kitty’s watchful eye! Can you spot our visitor? You might have to enlarge the image, just click on the picture.

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The southwest style fountain is painted with mixtures of Viridian Green + Cadmium Orange + White. A little MUD is combined with the mixes for the darker shadow values. Blue, from the water below, reflects up onto the underside of the fountain bowls.

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We have more planting to do in our next session. I have to get a new pair of gardening gloves, I discovered a hole in one of mine this morning!

Number 22But before we go let’s take a trip WAY BACK down memory lane. This is “Our Jack” in high school!

KILLER Jack in high school

And his nickname was “The Killer”. I’m pretty sure it had something to do with girls! BIG HUGS,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG




3 Responses to “An Intruder”

  1. Denise Sanderson-Reel Says:

    Yes, he certainly was easy on the eyes! You startled me when you started off your post with “an intruder”! I was afraid someone had broken into your home! Whew. Glad to see you are back at the easel just like Jack would have wanted. I hope you are doing well and know that you’ve got a lot of people thinking about you. The new painting is beautiful. But then, they always are! Warmest wishes, Denise

  2. sharonmarch Says:

    I have never commented before, but today I just wanted you (Mikki) to know how much I appreciate your blog, painting information, and I just love to see your paintings come together šŸ™‚ Wonderful to watch! Thank you!

  3. Sandra Cutrer Says:

    I love everything you paint, and I sure miss your Jack and his great wisdom. I love you, and I adore all of the photos you have been sharing.Thank you so much for sharing all of your heart and talents, as well as great painting tips, Mikki. Prayers for you ā¤

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