Unique Santa Fe Gate

The adobe wall of the courtyard is painted with several mixtures of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + some Cadmium Yellow Medium + a tiny, tiny bit of Pthalo Blue + White. More White is in the lighter mixes while the darker ones contain more MUD. To learn more about MUD and our Double Primary Color Mixing System CLICK HERE.

It’s always fun to add hearts to bring a subliminal touch of romance to my paintings. Sweet Potatoe Vine is a favorite because of the heart-shaped shadows cast by its leaves. To view an enlargement of this, or any other image, just click on the picture.

An adobe planter hugs the edge of the curved tile walk and rugged stone steps.

Now for the lintel of our unique, Santa Fe gate. The long beams and round inserts are made of mixes of MUD + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White.

The Southwestern Gate and side post have been painted with mixes, in different proportions, of Ultramarine Blue + White. The wrought iron Ring Gate Handle is made with a thin mix of MUD + Liquin Original

Two Hummingbirds have flown into our garden. Viridian Green is used for their heads, while their red throats are Cadmium Red Light.

Thank you for visiting my studio today, please come back for our next session!

With Colorful Hugs,


© Senkarik 2022


4 Responses to “Unique Santa Fe Gate”

  1. singlikewildflowers Says:

    beautiful…love the hummingbirds!

  2. Don Dillard Says:

    Great Work!!!!!!…..thanks for the info on the primary mixing system…I plan on really studying it ….thanks for the insight👍👍Don D

    Sent from my iPhone


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