The Magic of Santa Fe

Before I get started painting I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you for your wonderful comments on my interview with Pastor Chris in the previous Blog Post. YOU ALL ARE THE VERY BEST!

OK, let’s get to work. The Lilac is painted with mixes of Magenta + Dioxazine Purple + White and Magenta + White. The leaves are made with Sap Green + Lemon Yellow.

The flower petals of the Lilac, illuminated by the sun, are highlighted with a lighter mix of Magenta + White. Please remember, you may click on any of the images to see them larger.

White Hollyhocks snuggle up to the door. The shadows are made with combinations of White + Dioxazine Purple, White + Ultramarine Blue, White + Pthalo Blue and White + Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow. The corner of my large Bright Brush is used to shape the flowers.

The large blossoms gleam with pure White accents! Just when the Hollyhocks are done a Hummingbird zips into the painting!

Next, Geraniums are planted in the Dioxazine Purple flower box.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Chamisa

“The Magic of Santa Fe” 

Hollyhocks, Lilacs, Geraniums, Chamisa and a zippy little Hummingbird bring “The Magic of Santa Fe” to the colorful entrance of this home! With BIG, APPRECIATIVE HUGS,


© Senkarik 2020

3 Responses to “The Magic of Santa Fe”

  1. Carole Kabrin Says:

    That door is amazing! Carole

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Angel Valentine Says:

    Hello Mikki, I loved the interview! It was so uplifting. Your paintings are just devine…this one makes me want to knock on that door and say hello. Thank you for always keeping our spirits up with your talent and artwork. Angelica

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words Angel. I really appreciate you following my blog and I pray that my story will give hope to someone going through a really tough time! With BIG HUGS, Mikki

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