ALL Those People!

Painting the crowd to the left of Mike and Gypsy begins the same way as before, several different colors are blocked in. Skin tones and darks are added to indicate faces and hair. Then, individual figures are shaped from the jumble of hues. Please keep in mind, you may click on any picture to see an enlargement.

WHEW! I think ALL those people are done! I’ve painted the distant crowd a little more loosely, or impressionistically, than the one on the right. This causes them to drop back even further into the background. I’ve changed the yellow on two of the figures flanking Gypsy and Mike, making the hue more intense. This subtly leads the viewer’s gaze to the main subject of the portrait by “Framing” them.

Mixes of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Ultramarine Blue + a bit of Pthalo Blue + White are used for the upright barrier lining the parade route.

While the wall is still wet, I go ahead and paint Mike’s boots.

After stepping back and studying the portrait, I decide to add a couple more American Flags being waved by the enthusiastic 4th of July celebrants.

Patriotic Red, White and Blue bunting drapes in graceful scallops along the barrier.

Bows and Ribbons are added and the Background is complete! We’ll begin working on the Stars of our Portrait in the next session. COME WATCH! With Big Hugs,


© Senkarik 2022

One Response to “ALL Those People!”

  1. Don Dillard Says:

    Mikki it’s looking great👍👍I got tied up yesterday and didn’t check on you….going to hang Jacks Indian painting where he can keep an eye on me …I’ll send a photo after I hang it… have a good Sunday, I’ll catch you Monday …love, hugs , prayers……👍👍👍🙏🙏🙏

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