Santa Fe Bound

This is a new piece for my gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The basic composition is sketched up on the canvas with a thin oil wash made of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. A T-square resting on the top edge of the canvas is used to draw the upright lines of the gate and chair, insuring they are straight.

The initial oil wash sketch is complete. The flowers are labeled so I don’t forget my plan!

We’ll begin painting with the adobe wall. Several mixtures are made: #1. MUD + a touch of Ultramarine Blue + White. #2. Four mixes in different proportions of MUD + Cadmium Orange + a little Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. #3. Ultramarine Blue + White.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Adobe Wall

Next the gate is covered with combinations of Pthalo Blue + White.

Hinges are drawn into the wet paint of the gate with a mix of MUD + Liquin.

Adding the unique gate latch finishes our work for today. Thank you for following my blog! 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.

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Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG


3 Responses to “Santa Fe Bound”

  1. twinjoyce Says:

    i forgot which colors made your mud, all of them?

  2. Lynanne Babe Says:

    Love the shadows! Love the door! I even live the tiny bit of red tile… Can’t wait to see the rest!

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