4th Hole at Spyglass Hill

I’ve been asked to embellish a Giclee on Canvas of Jack’s Original Oil Painting of the 4th Hole at Spyglass Hill. This is the 18 inch by 24 inch piece before any embellishment has been done. You may click on this, or any of the other pictures to see them larger.

Light pours into the scene from the right. Repainting the entire sky with mixes of White + Ultramarine Blue + a little MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) I make the portion on the right lighter, getting progressively darker as I move to the left.

The iconic golf course is located in Pebble Beach, near Carmel, in California. We had the wonderful opportunity to live in this beautiful area for a time. Fog, rolling in off the water, was a common occurrence all along the Monterey Bay coastline. I love how the mist fades the trees in the distance. To accomplish this feel, I lightly drag over the trees using some of the paint from the sky.

Soft sunlight, bursting through the patchy fog, warms the tall Monterey Cypress and foliage growing underneath.

Colors from the sky are used to embellish the weathered trunks of the Cypress Trees.

The green of the 4th Hole is repainted using combinations of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow + a little Cadmium Yellow Medium. Subtle sunlight illuminates the far end of the grassy surface; the portion of the smooth green closest to the viewer is in shadow.

Cadmium Yellow Medium and Lemon Yellow are used for the flag.

Vibrant Ice Plant covers the sand dunes and craggy rocks along the coast, beginning to bloom in early spring. The blossoms of the succulents form a solid pink carpet by Easter. Jack loved painting the Ice Plant at the start of its flowering season. He liked the juxtaposition of the pinks, blues and greens! Permanent Rose + White, Permanent Rose + Cadmium Red Light + White and Cadmium Red Light + White are used for the small flower buds.

What a delightful trip down memory lane I’ve had, embellishing this giclee of Jack’s painting Spyglass Hill”. My heart has been filled with many happy remembrances of the times we spent walking and driving along this magical coast. Thanks for following along! With Colorful Smiles,


© Senkarik 2021


3 Responses to “4th Hole at Spyglass Hill”

  1. mrobbins Says:

    Beautiful painting and embellishment, Mikki! Did you take special care to clean the giclee print initially? If so, can you tell us about your process? Thanks

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you for your kind words. Miguel, my Giclee Printer in Florida, applies a special UV Varnish on the Giclees he does for me. So when I receive the digital reproduction on canvas, the piece is ready to be embellished. After all the painted enhancements are dry, I apply a final brush texture over the entire piece using Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium. It’s milky white when you brush it on, but dries perfectly clear. I follow the brushwork of the painting as closely as possible, so when it’s completely dry it looks very close to the original.
      Hope this helps! HAPPY PAINTING, Mikki

  2. Carole Kabrin Says:

    Oooh nice!

    Sent from my iPhone


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