Trumpet vine tumbles over the rough adobe walls. It is painted in my usual sequence of FLOWERS FIRST (#1) and LEAVES LAST (#2). Mixes of Cadmium Orange + Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light and Cadmium Orange make up the blooms. Sap Green + Lemon Yellow is used for the leaves. Please remember, you may click on any of the images to view enlargements.

The Hollyhocks are blocked in following the same order. The crepe papery blossoms are combinations of Permanent Rose + White, the foliage is various mixes of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow.

Seed pods on the tall, stately Hollyhock stalks are added with a mixture of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + White.

Dioxazine Purple + White is used for the Salvia nestled at the base of the terra cotta pot. Different shades of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Orange + White make the soft, gray-green foliage.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: COME WATCH as I paint the Yellow Daisies!

“Colorful Entry”

Take in the magic of Santa Fe as you let your imagination envision what’s behind the brilliant red gate of this “Colorful Entry”! Thank you for visiting my studio today! With Cheerful Smiles and Big Hugs,


© Senkarik 2021

6 Responses to “COLORFUL ENTRY”

  1. kbasli Says:

    Beautiful Mikki!

  2. Ranju Ahluwalia Says:

    Hi your paintings are amazing , you r wonderful artist. Their is magic in your hands . Do you take refrence photo from somewhere or its your imagination ? Can we make paintings like these in acrylic paint ?

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Dear Ranju, thank you for your kind words. They warm my heart. Yes, I use reference photos plus my imagination in designing my paintings. And definitely YES, you can use acrylics to make paintings like these. HAPPY PAINTING! Hugs, Mikki

  3. Pamela Says:

    I enjoy your blog and I especially love watching your videos. The colors of your paintings fill me with great joy; like a little bit of heaven beaming through every piece you paint. Thank you for using the gift God gave you to magnify the handiwork of His creation. I feel His presence in every stroke of color.

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Your words are humbling Pamela, thank you. I feel so blessed that I’m able to celebrate His beauty on canvas and that my paintings bring you joy. God Bless You! With appreciative hugs, Mikki

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