To Greece We Go!

Beginning a new commission today and we’re going to Greece! Santorini to be exact, here’s my sketch. You may click on the image to see it larger. This piece will hang in my collector’s kitchen on a wall adjacent to where another of my paintings of Greece resides. Marilyn will be able to stand at her kitchen sink and be magically transported to one of her favorite places. If you would like to see the blog on her companion painting, “Endless Beauty” CLICK HERE.

Drawing the windows is the first step in transferring the plan to the canvas. It is sketched with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. I’m pointing to the vanishing point on the horizon line that will determine the perspective. Using the straight edge of the T-square allows me to establish the upper and lower angles of the windows.

The outside of the windows are done! Now, let’s get to work finishing them up.

After filling the window sill with flower posts, the same vanishing point is used to draw the muntins or grille of the windows.

In the background we decided to include one of Santorini’s distinctive windmills.

I thought it would be fun to add an umbrella, table and chairs on the terrace below the windmill!

We’re all sketched up and ready to begin painting in our next session. I do hope you’ll come follow along! If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy. And if you enjoy my blog please CLICK the FaceBook LIKE Button. As we say in Texas, “Much Obliged!Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG


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