Radiant Serenity

The old weathered wheelbarrow is painted with combinations of Severs Green + White. A little bit of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 Part Alizarin Crimson) is added in the mix for the darker shadows. Notice I’ve pulled a few strokes of the same color into the floor beneath the wheelbarrow, giving the impression of a reflection in the damp tile surface.

Phoebe’s body is blocked in with color from the White stucco walls. The highlights on the white portion of her coat are made with White + a tiny touch of Cadmium Orange. This makes a warm, bright white that comes forward of the wall in back of her. Her spots are made of paint leftover from the floor and rock wall.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting Phoebe’s Head and Eyes

Hollyhocks extend over the edge and onto the side of the gallery wrap canvas. The flowers are blocked in with mixes of White + Dioxazine Purple, White + Phtalo Blue and White + Ultramarine Blue. The deep impressions in the center of the blossoms are indicated with Magenta + Liquin.

Periwinkle Foxgloves nestle beside the Hollyhocks. They are painted with various combinations of Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White and Ultramarine Blue + White. The tall seeded stems extending above the flowers are made with White + a bit of Pthalo Blue + a tiny amount of Cadmium Orange.

Red Purple Geraniums fill out the wheelbarrow and the container on the window sill. Mixes of Magenta + White and Magenta + Alizarin Crimson + White are used for the flowers. The leaves are various shades of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

Our wheelbarrow is getting pretty full but there is still some room for Sweet Potato Vine. The long tendrils lined with heart-shaped leaves, add a touch of love to the painting.

Nasturtiums drape out of the wall container by the door. The brilliant orange flowers and variegated Maize (corn) are a beautiful combination with the Plum colored door. Purple, Orange and Green, are all secondary colors while Red, Blue and Yellow are the primary hues on the color wheel.

Sunflowers and African Daises snuggle below the window sill. Mr. Chippers decided to drop in as an added surprise for Jeana. She loves Red Cardinals!

Radiant Serenity  18 inches by 24 inches

The happy combination of colors brings a Radiant Serenity to Phoebe’s quaint courtyard! This has been a fun piece to paint, I hope you’ve had as much fun following along! HUGS,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG



4 Responses to “Radiant Serenity”

  1. rpillai2012 Says:

    Wow! Great painting!

  2. Claudette V Says:

    LOVE IT    LOVE IT    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. PierceClarkArt Says:


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  4. jose Says:

    Your talent is very beautiful!! Regards from spain

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