Archive for February, 2018

A Quirky Blue Gate

February 5, 2018

I love this quirky, little gate in Santa Fe. Jack and I have photographed it several times over the years. When I was in “The City Different” for my Annual Collector Event last August I took a few more pictures. If I’d had time it would have been fun to contact the realtor and take a tour of the property. Can’t even imagine how neat it is inside! Who knows, I might have moved to Santa Fe. Good thought until I consider WINTER, BRRRRRRRRR! This Southern Girl would freeze to death!

I didn’t even have to do a thumbnail drawing in my sketchbook, I could envision to composition in my mind. Here’s my plan on the canvas. You may click on the picture to see it larger.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Adobe Wall

The shadows of the tall Hollyhock spikes and Geraniums are dragged into the lighter shades of the wall, following the curve of the structure.

The long chili ristra has been washed in with a thin mix of Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. It’s still a little bit wet so I can pull some of the red from the peppers into the shadow falling on the adobe wall. I do this because many times shadows will reflect a hint of the color from the object casting them.

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A Painting on eBay for your VALENTINE

February 2, 2018

It’s February 2 and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! A SENKARIK Original Oil Painting is a wonderful way to say “I LOVE YOU!” Art is a gift that brings smiles for years to come, long after flowers have wilted and candy has been gobbled up. Give that special someone in your life a magical trip to San Gimignano, in the “Heart of Tuscany”, every time they view this colorful expression of your LOVE! I’ll be happy to personalize the back of your painting for the lucky recipient, just let me know as soon as you WIN “Heart of Tuscany”!

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“Heart of Tuscany” measures 9 inches by 9 inches. It’s framed in our Senkarik-White Signature Frame, the outer dimension of which is 14 inches by 14 inches. The regular price of “Heart of Tuscany” is $490; however, we are starting the bid at ONLY A PENNY! That’s right, you can jump in at this very moment for the chance to WIN this SENKARIK Original Oil Painting for ONLY 1 CENT! You may click on the picture to see it larger.

Here’s a closeup of the frame. The painting has the hanging wire and is ready to put up on the wall! DON’T LINGER though! The auction ends at 8 PM Central Time, WEDNESDAY, February 7, in plenty of time for “Heart of Tuscany” to arrive to give to your Sweetie.

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