Glimmering Reflections

The buildings on the left side of the canal are all in shadow. The one closest to us is painted with mixes of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + a little MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + White. Shutters are Viridian Green + White + a touch of MUD to mute the intensity of the color.

I brace my hand against the unpainted portion of the canvas to delineate the steps to the front door of this home. Wouldn’t it be fun to live where you took a boat everywhere instead of a car? Oh, please remember, you may click on this or any of the other images to view them larger.

Lights from the courtyard shine though the opening in the wall. I don’t want them to be too bright, just a nice little twinkle! My tribute to Thomas Kinkade!

Wisteria, made of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White and Dioxazine Purple + White cascades over the wall.


I painted the mooring posts in the VIDEO DEMONSTRATION above, but I’ve decided to change them. I feel it’s a better balance having two in the distance, behind the bridge, and three in the foreground.

WHEW! Sunset sky, buildings and water ALL DONE. We’ll begin on the foreground in our next session! Hope you’ll come back and watch. AND…thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments. I feel so blessed that God has given me the ability and opportunity to celebrate His beauty on canvas. BIG HUGS,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

5 Responses to “Glimmering Reflections”

  1. Phillip Corbett Says:

    Looking good.

  2. Kathryn Woodside Ralli Says:

    Thanks so much Mikki for this water video. That was ever so helpful – your comments and watching you paint – I’ll be watching this one again!

    This painting is stunning and it isn’t even finished! This is one of those paintings that a professor could cut up and say every section is a great painting. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of it. I have learned a lot from your postings and always look forward to them.

    Thank you for your generosity!

    Kind Regards,



    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      WOW Kathryn, THANK YOU. I’m honored by your comments. This one is a stretch for me, it was a leap of faith to do the video while painting the sunset reflections in the water! I think God had His hand on my brush. I really appreciate your kind remarks and also that you follow my blog. Mikki

  3. Terri Says:

    ❤ it ! Sunset, Venice and flowers, what could be better?

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