Hummingbirds’ Dance

The Sunflowers behind the bench are blocked in Flowers First, Leaves Last. Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Medium + MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange are used for the blossoms. The foliage is combinations in different proportions of Ultramarine Blue + Lemon Yellow. You may click on any of the images to see them larger.

The large centers of the Sunflowers are drawn into the masses of yellow with a mix of MUD + Liquin.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting one of the Hummingbirds.

The bright Southwestern style bench is made of mixtures of Turquoise Pthalo Blue + White.

Pink Petunias are “Planted” in the terra cotta container by the bench, then a couple more Hummingbirds are added.

The tall spikes of Delphinium tower over another bunch of Petunias in the planter to the left of the gate. The Delphinium blossoms are mixes of Dioxazine Purple + White and Dioxazine Purple + Ultramarine Blue + White.

Coneflowers, made of Magenta + White and Magenta + Dioxazine Purple + White, snuggle at the base of the Delphinium. The leaves of the Coneflowers are Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium and Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow.

Hummingbirds’ Dance     15 inches x 19 inches

The dark centers of the Coneflowers are made with MUD + Liquin and we are done! A pleasant little courtyard to sit and listen to the squeaks and hums of the “Hummingbirds’ Dance”! Hugs,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG


6 Responses to “Hummingbirds’ Dance”

  1. rpillai2012 Says:

    Lovely painting Mikki, great way to end 2018

  2. Fatima Says:

    Hello dear im not getting cadmium orange here ..can i use vermillion in its place?

  3. Fatima Says:

    Hope u r in best of spirits n good health…just wanted to kno what medium shud i use to make paint flow smoothly on canvas ..will linseed oil work for smooth brushwork on canvas?i wud also love you see mixing colours on your palette n showing different shades using mud ..dat wud teach us so much ..watching u work magic wid ur palette knife

  4. Mikki Senkarik Says:

    Hi Fatima,
    I don’t use a medium other than Liquin in my Oil Washes. But you might want to purchase Winsor Newton WINTON Soft Mixing White. It’s really buttery and gives good paint flow when mixed with other colors. Here is the link to a video that shows mixing paint:

    Thank you for your kind comments! Mikki

    • Fatima Says:

      Hello dear..i really enjoyed seeing ur a paints on palette!could u plz send me link of Winton soft mixing white and odourless turpentine?that wud help me a lot.thankyou so much for ur guidance..keep shining!!

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