Another Santa Fe Painting!

Legends of the West Fine Art, my gallery in Santa Fe, is in need of more paintings. So here goes on another one for them. The unusual details of Southwest architecture are interesting and fun to include in my pieces. My collectors really like them too! Jack and I took pictures of this gate YEARS ago. The slide had yellowed and lost a lot detail when it was scanned into a digital format. But doesn’t matter, it still called out to my heart to be painted!

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The lintel detail of this gate will be incorporated into my painting.

We begin by sketching up the walls and basic elements of the structure with a brush dipped in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin Original.

Niches are frequently found tucked into the adobe walls of Santa Fe homes. Perfect places to put planters filled wtih colorful flowers.

Thunbergia Vine tumbles over the courtyard wall. The flowers are washed in with a mix of Dioxazine Purple + Liquin Original.

Leaves were added with oil washes of Viridian Green + Liquin Original and Pthalo Blue + Liquin Original. Thanks for following along today, we’ll start painting in our next session. COME WATCH!

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© Senkarik 2022

One Response to “Another Santa Fe Painting!”

  1. Don Dillard Says:

    LOVE IT MIKKI ….SANTA FE👍👍👍👍👍🙏……Don

    Sent from my iPhone


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