God’s Beauty


VIDEO DEMONSRATION: Blocking in the Foliage of the Bluebonnets

The distinctive leaves of the Bluebonnets are now defined, using varying mixes of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. A few leaves made of Pthalo Blue + White are popped, here and there, into the depths of the leaf mass to bring coolness. You may click on this or any of the other images to see them larger.

Let’s plant some Indian Paintbrush in among the Bluebonnets.

More detail is added to the Bluebonnets in the foreground with Cobalt Blue and Cobalt Blue + White.

The warm leaves of the Indian Paintbrush are made with combinations of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White.

Stems, supporting the blossom that dance in the gentle breeze, are made with a fine liner brush.

The tiny white caps of the Bluebonnets in the distance are a mixture of White + Ultramarine Blue. This makes a cooler White that drops back.

Pure White is reserved for the “Bonnets” of the Bluebonnets near the foreground that are illuminated by sunlight pouring into the painting from the right. The tops of the Bluebonnets across the front that are in shadow are made with a mix of White + a little bit of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson). 

“God’s Beauty”

And we’re done. Thank you for joining me in celebrating the Awesomeness and Joy of “God’s Beauty”. His magnificence is far greater than any of us artists here on earth can come close to achieving. With BIG HUGS,

8 Responses to “God’s Beauty”

  1. rpillai2012 Says:


    Thank you for sharing your very awesome painting.


  2. Patricia Ann Ingram Says:

    WOW! “God’s Beauty” is how I see the world in my mind when this world ends and God makes everything new. A “new” garden of Eden. May God Bless

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Patricia. I completely agree with you. I truly believe God gives us glimpses of Heaven and our “new Eden” when Jesus returns; this field of wildflowers is one of them. My paintbrush doesn’t even come close to His Beauty! HUGS, Mikki

  3. piyu bhonsle Says:

    Hi Mikki,

    How are you?

    It’s a really very beautiful painting. Just wanted to share with you, I am HR manager but have this passion for paintings since my childhood. I paint mostly in my free times and to tell you the truth your paintings inspire me to pick up my brush and start painting. I really want to thank you inspiring. Would you please guide me on, which shade of blue colour do you use in your paintings for doors and window? Is it ultraMarin blue? Please correct if I am wrong.

    Thank you so much mail. Waiting for more videos of your😊

    Best regards, Piyu Bhonsle

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Hi Piyu, I apologize for the delay in answering you. I just discovered your question. Thank you for your nice comments, it thrills me that my paintings inspire you to paint! The blue that I use for most of the doors and windows is Pthalo Blue. I use a dark and light mixture of Pthalo Blue + White. This makes a bright blue perfect for my Santa Fe Paintings. But sometimes I will use Ultramarine Blue + White, this makes a more muted blue. For the blue doors and domes you see in Greece I use Cobalt Blue + White. I hope this helps! HAPPY PAINTING! Mikki

  4. sunshinysa Says:

    Mikki, again, talent at your fingertips,
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    I intend sharing your blog link with my daughter. She is so skilled and downplays her talent. Perhaps, your posts will inspire her on a deeper level. Thanks again for sharing.

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      THANK YOU! Please tell your daughter to feel free to ask questions if she would like. I feel God has blessed me and one way I can give back is to help fellow artists! I really appreciate your kind comments and your following my blog, Mikki

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