Of One Heart


VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Intertwining Hearts on the Fountain. The design represents the hearts of Karissa and Micah, brought together as ONE in God’s Word.

Now for the courtyard floor. The entire surface is first covered, establishing the light and shadow patterns. Then, perspective lines are drawn into the wet paint with a fine liner brushed dipped in a thin mixture of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on this picture or any of the other images to see them enlarged.

Next, the horizontal lines separating the individual tiles are delineated.

Geraniums fill the containers nestled at the base of the fountain. The bright blossoms are mixes of Cadmium Red Deep + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Light. Leaves are made of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

The cascading water is pulled, straight down, over the sides of the fountain. I let the brush skip a little while dragging it downward. The uneven texture helps to give the impression of moving water.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Blue Delphiniums.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Now for the Orchids that were also part of the Bride’s Bouquet!

Of One Heart

We’re done! Now all that’s left to do is present the piece to Karissa and Micah. What a great time we’ve had playing “Super Sleuth” to discover the little personal details without giving the surprise away! Commissions like this are especially fun to do because a painting is a gift that keeps on giving, bringing smiles for years to come. AND thanks for your wonderful comments, my readers are the BEST! With BIG HUGS,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG



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