Sunny Invitation

Pretty Petunias are first blocked in with several mixes of Permanent Rose + White, Permanent Rose + Cadmium Red Light + White and Cadmium Red Light + White. Then leaves are painted around the masses of Pink with combinations of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow. You may click on the image to see it larger.

The shadows on the bright Yellow Chair are mixtures of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Yellow Medium. The sunlit portions are made with pure Cadmium Yellow Medium. The rattan seat back is first covered with a darker mix of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange + White. MUD + Liquin is used to indicate the crevices in the woven surface.

White is added to the seat back mix to highlight the individual canes.

The same mixtures are used for the chair seat. Next, White + Cadmium Yellow Medium is used for the tops of the front legs.

Deep centers made of Magenta finish out the Petunias. Now we’re ready to paint the Matilija Poppies. COME WATCH….

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Matilija Poppies.

“Sunny Invitation”   11 inches by 11 inches

The cheery Yellow Chair, lush Petunias, crisp Matilija Poppies and bright wall tile issue a “Sunny Invitation” to Come on IN! Thank you for following my blog. In the next session, I’ll be starting one of the paintings for my Annual Collector Event in Santa Fe on Labor Day weekend. Hope you’ll come watch! And if you happen to be anywhere near Santa Fe, NM, on August 30 and 31 I’d love for you to join us at the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery. We always have LOTS of FUN! With Colorful Smiles,

Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG


3 Responses to “Sunny Invitation”

  1. Jenny Says:

    I love seeing how you compose the art; it just seems so effortless for you. Amazing!

  2. Lynanne Badger Says:

    Beautiful! Just so very beautiful! How I wish I could go to Santa Fe and support you but life is busy and crazy. Be blessed and travel safe. Hugs!

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