Archive for the ‘Original Oil Paintings’ Category

Garden Kitty

September 20, 2018

We’re back in the garden with another sweet little kitty. And wouldn’t you know it, a hummingbird has also shown up. Imagine that! My basic plan was drawn up on the canvas with an oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin. The rectangular flowerpot is Ultramarine Blue + Liquin, while the tall, spiky flowers have been washed in with Magenta + Liquin. OH! Don’t forget, you may click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Let’s get to painting. First of all, many of you have asked if I use acrylics or oils. I work exclusively in oil paint, I just don’t like acrylics. They dry far too quickly for me. Plus the colors don’t stay the same as when they are applied to the canvas, they darken as they dry. The wall has been covered with mixes of MUD + Cadmium Orange + a touch of Ultramarine Blue + White. Then the background is a soft grey green made of combinations in various proportions of Cadmium Orange + Pthalo Blue + a bit of MUD + White. I make certain to work carefully around the sketch of my kitten.

The top of the wall is lined with Saltillo tiles, a type of terra-cotta tile that originates in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. First, the light and shadow pattern is painted with mixtures of MUD + Cadmium Orange + Cadmium Red Light +  White. Then the lines separating the individual tiles are drawn with a fine liner brush dipped in a mix of MUD + Liquin.

Fragrant Nasturtiums tumble out of the blue container. The fragrant flowers are blocked in with mixes of Cadmium Red Deep + Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange and pure Cadmium Orange.

Mixtures of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium are used for the silver dollar shaped leaves.

The final touch on the Nasturtiums is adding the deep centers with Magenta + Liquin. Hope you come back and visit our studio again soon! If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy.

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Save 15% PURR-CENT on Jack White Art Marketing Books

September 18, 2018

HI EVERYBODY, Molly Here! I can’t seem to find that Mikki so I guess I’ll have to do all the hard work today!  I have some GOOD NEWS, you can SAVE 15 PURR-CENT on all of Jack’s Art Marketing Books in print at Lulu.com!

Now through THURSDAY, September 20 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time you can get 15% OFF on ALL eight Jack White Art Marketing books at Senkarik.com.  Just use the coupon code FIFTEEN when you checkout. Act fast to take advantage of this great offer from Lulu.com, Mikki and Jack’s online distributor. This offer ONLY applies to the printed version of his books, not the downloads.

Thought you would enjoy this email Mikki recently received. “From a grateful artist… Dear Mikki, I wanted to reach out and tell you how much Mr. White’s books on art marketing helped me. Moreover, I have recommended his books to several of the artists I know, and I can see the change happening in their art careers, all thanks to a generous and caring soul that wanted to share his knowledge and success with others! I have only been painting for two years, but in the last four months I sold over a hundred of my works, most of them on eBay – I have read all the books Mr. White has written (and not once…) and I make every effort to follow his advice. Yet there is a lot to improve. I admire your work and your spirit, and, knowing how busy you are, I am very thankful for your time reading this note of appreciation! Sincerely, Julia”

For those of you selling on eBay or thinking about making the plunge this book tells how Jack taught Mikki to do it. CLICK HERE to order the hard copy.

Jack’s book, ARTIST CONFIDENTIAL: Secret Guidelines of Professionals is chock full of practical ideas and helpful tips for artists, a must for anyone making art! CLICK HERE to order ARTIST CONFIDENTIAL in hard copy.

The online distributor of our books has offered this special promotion for our readers and we want to make it available to all of you. Here is your chance to purchase any or all eight of Jack White’s Art Marketing Classics in the print version at 15% OFF. BUT HURRY, the offer ends THURSDAY, September 20 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. To get the savings use the code FIFTEEN when you checkout. Just CLICK HERE.

HAPPY SHOPPING!

Now, if I can just find that Mikki and get her back to painting! With Purrs and Kitty Kisses, MOLLY

 

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A Chili Heart

September 15, 2018

The Geraniums are blocked in using my usual sequence of Flowers First, Leaves Last. The reds are combinations of Cadmium Red Deep + Magenta, Cadmium Red Deep and Cadmium Red Deep + Cadmium Red Light.

The leaves of the Geraniums are made of mixes of Pthalo Blue + Lemon Yellow. After painting the leaves, highlights are added to the sunlit petals of the flowers with Cadmium Red Light. Lavender Salvia, painted with Dioxazine Purple + White, nestles at the foot of the Turquoise door next to the container of Geraniums.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Pink Hollyhocks

A Chili Heart     11 inches x 11 inches

This quaint little Santa Fe doorway has a touch of romance, adorned with the spicy warmth of “A Chili Heart.” By the way, if you are interested in purchasing this piece just CLICK HERE. I appreciate you following my blog. Please come visit again soon! I’ll be starting a hummingbird painting in my next session! HUGS,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

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Painting the Wreath

September 12, 2018

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the Chili Pepper Wreath

Wreath is DONE! Now let’s move on to the Trumpet Vine cascading over the doorway. The flowers are blocked in first with mixes of Cadmium Red Light + Cadmium Orange, Alizarin Crimson + Cadmium Orange and pure Cadmium Orange. Then the leaves are painted around the masses of red-orange using combinations of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium. A few strokes of Pthalo Blue + White are made here and there to bring coolness to the foliage.

After adding the deep centers in the Trumpet Flowers I begin covering the surface of the floor with mixtures of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange. White is mixed in for the sunlit areas of the tile. Some of the color from the door is brought down into the floor below it to give the feeling of faint reflections.

The curved perspective lines of the uneven pavers are drawn into the wet paint of the floor with a fine liner brush dipped in a mix of MUD + Liquin.

Some Cadmium Red Light is added to the tile mixtures and used for the rectangular, terra cotta container. Then the lower portion of the Hollyhocks on the right side is washed in with Pthalo Blue + Liquin and a little of the green left over the the Trumpet Vine above. I appreciate you following my blog, please feel free to ask questions. HUGS,Mikki Senkarik signature JPEG

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Back to Work

September 10, 2018

Well, it’s back to work! My Santa Fe gallery needs some small paintings to replace some of the ones that sold. Lots of people LOVED the piece with the heart shaped wreath made of Chili Peppers, it was taken almost immediately. So I thought it would be fun to do another one, especially since Santa Fe’s annual Wine and Chili Festival is right around the corner. The initial plan is sketched up on the canvas with a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

The wreath is washed in with Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. Using a clean brush dipped in Turpenoid Odorless Paint Thinner the individual peppers are “Lifted Out” of the washed in color. You may click on the image to see it larger.

The sketch is finished and we’re ready to begin Painting!

The adobe walls are “Constructed” first. Several mixtures of MUD + Cadmium Orange + Ultramarine Blue + White are used. More MUD is mixed in for the darker shadows. The shadow cast by the lantern is painted wet into wet over the lighter wall color, enabling me to make the edges soft.

The lintel, or support beam over the door, is made of combinations of MUD + Cadmium Orange. The same mixes are used for the lantern and wrought iron holder.

Our final step in today’s session is to highlight the glass in the lantern with a mix of White + Ultramarine Blue. Hope you come back and visit our studio again soon! If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy.

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Our 2018 Collector Event was GREAT!

September 7, 2018

We had a GREAT time at our 2018 Collector Event in Santa Fe. Here’s a few pictures for those of you who couldn’t join us in the fun. Darrell and Phyllis Hilley, the gallery owners gave me the center stage wall, right in the middle of all the activities! I sneaked into the gallery early to get a picture before the opening reception on Friday evening. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the pictures to see them larger.

Mitch and Lynne, on the right, began collecting my paintings in 2008. Their first piece was a commission for a wedding gift to each other. And every year since they’ve made Our Collector Event part of their anniversary celebration! Little Cooper was just a baby bump last year when Derek and Allison, Lynne’s daughter, attended.

Jeana flew in from Florida! We’ve collaborated on many commissions, Jeana comes up with the coolest ideas for paintings. We have some more in the works that you’ll see in upcoming blogs.

Tom and Linda visiting with Ed Chacon, another artist represented by the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery. Ed and his wife, Yolanda, came in especially to say HI!

Tom and Linda brought their pretty baby, Platita, with them. She’s also become part of our annual event and loves to get all the extra petting.

How delightful to see Polly! She worked with the gallery for years as a sales consultant. Phyllis and I were so excited she dropped in. Notice the Chili Pepper Earrings I’m wearing in the following pictures at our event on Saturday, Polly gave them to me. They are so fun!

On Saturday, more collectors came. Ray and Jan drove in from Pilot Point, Texas. They first began with Jack’s work, later adding some of my paintings to their collection. What is so great is that our collectors become good friends over the years.

That sweet little Cooper was the STAR of the show. Ann, Jack’s and my dear friend who drove out to Santa Fe with me, loved holding him.

We made Cooper the official “name drawer” for the door prizes.

HMMMMMMMM, he just happened to draw his mom’s name. I think Cooper wanted to make sure she got that puzzle!

When his name was drawn Dick turned to his wife Debbie and asked her, “What would you like me to pick?” She immediately replied, “The House Flag”. Jack would have said, “Dick is VERY well trained! I can tell he passed Husband’s Obedience School with flying colors!”

Then we asked all of the collectors who were there when they began collecting my paintings. Tom and Linda started in 2006, making them the long term collectors of the group. I had one of my VIGNETTE Oil Drawings especially for them.

Meanwhile others were perusing my paintings. Mitch and Lynn were trying to decide which one they’d like for an anniversary present. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Laurie attended a seminar Jack and I gave in 2011. It was so nice to see her and Dwight, visit and catch up on their travels.

One of the fun things about our Collector Events is I get to personalize the pieces our collectors take home.

Rich and Gabbe came all the way from Wyoming! Tom, on the right, is one of our wonderful consultants who works in the gallery.

Debbie and Dick came with Ray and Jan. She fell in love with the piece shown below, “He Took Our Seat”. I overheard her telling Jan that the painting would be even more perfect if it had a Monarch Butterfly.

I couldn’t help but jump into the conversation with a quick, “I can add one!”

To which Debbie responded, “OK, I want it!”

So, I brought the painting home to add the butterfly. Here is the painting before work began……

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Adding the Monarch Butterfly

And….here’s the butterfly.

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came, I so appreciate all of your encouragement and support. Also Darrell, Phyllis, Arlene and Tom at the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery deserve a huge round of applause. They worked long and hard to make our 2018 TEAM SENKARIK Collector Event a success! With Grateful Hugs,

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2018 Collector Event Catalog of Paintings

August 27, 2018

 

It’s THAT time of year again! I’ll get to see my collectors and friends in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico at my ANNUAL TEAM SENKARIK COLLECTOR EVENT. It’s a chance for all of you to meet follow collectors and for me to renew friendships, greet new Team Members and  personally let you know how much I appreciate all of your support and encouragement. I couldn’t do what I love, paint for a living, if it wasn’t for you, my wonderful collectors. You have given me inspiration to do this series of paintings called a “KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOR”. And to express my sincere appreciation I’m giving everyone a savings of 10% off the prices shown until our Event Gala is over, Saturday September 1 at 8 PM. Oh, there are some exceptions……..my SHOWSTOPPERS! They are offered at a SPECIAL 17% SAVINGS! So…. as you scroll through the catalog look for the SHOWSTOPPER SPECIALS!  Please keep in mind, if you happen to fall in love with a piece that has already been spoken for I’ll be more than happy to collaborate with you on a similar painting.

“He Took Our Seat”

Image 19″ x 15″  Outside of Signature Frame 24″ x 20″  $1,490

How this sweet little intruder can sleep with all of that happy color singing around him is something Mr. and Mrs. Chippers just can’t quite understand. All they can think is “HE TOOK OUR SEAT!” Oh, please remember, you may click on any of the pictures to see them larger.

“Inexpressible Joy”

Image 19″ x 25″  Outside of Signature Frame 24″ x 30″  $2,590

Springtime in Texas means Bluebonnets and Baby Horses! This little colt is full of “Inexpressible Joy”, taking a delightful sunrise gallop through a field of our Texas State Flowers as his mother watches alertly from a distance. If you’d like to see this, or any of the other pictures enlarged, just click on the image.

“Hidden Oasis”

Image 32″ x 42″  Outside of Signature Frame 38″ x 48″  $6,990

Sit back, feel that cool ocean breeze and listen to the song of the crashing waves in this “Hidden Oasis” nestled on the sunny coast of Southern France!

“Sunlit Cove”

Image 19″ x 15″  Outside of Signature Frame 24″ x 20″  $1,490

Cheerful Sunflowers and Poppies overlook a “Sunlit Cove”. Take a deep breath and let your mind escape to the delightful Costa Brava of Spain. If you listen closely you can hear the surf in the distance sending a soft message, “Relax and enjoy the view!”

Most of the paintings in this year’s Collector Event are framed in our Senkarik/White Signature Frame. It’s part of the canvas, very light, durable and easy to clean. Just use Windex and a lint free cloth. To purchase any of these paintings please contact the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery. Just call 505.988.5545

“Dancing Light”

Image 24″ x 30″  Outside of Signature Frame 30″ x 36″  $3,290

The white stucco building, clay tile roof, light dancing across the sunny, flower filled courtyard and splashing water fountain all cry out SPAIN! Valencia to be exact. You can even eat a fresh Valencia Orange right off the tree, MMMMMMMMM! Envision this happy scene in your kitchen, office or bedroom, greeting you with colorful warmth even on the dreariest of days.

“Cornucopia of Color”

Image 15″ x 19″  Outside of Signature Frame 20″ x 24″  $1,490 SOLD

There is nothing like Spring in Texas. The fragrance in the air, tapestries of Easter Egg colors blanketing the hills and Bluebonnets bobbing in the gentle breeze. Experience that joy every day with “Cornucopia of Color” on your wall.

“Greetings of Charm”

Image 15″ x 11″  Outside of Signature Frame 20″ x 16″  $ 990

A Red Door, Rooster, Folk Art Cross and Sunflowers bring welcoming “Greetings of Charm” to this Southwest entry!

SHOWSTOPPER SPECIAL 17% SAVINGS!

“Peaceful Elegance”

Image 24″ x 34″  Outside of Signature Frame 30″ x 40″  $3,990

Soak in the “Peaceful Elegance” of Koi fish gliding gracefully through the clear water below lily pads, a Painted Lady Butterfly and a colorful kaleidoscope of water lilies. To take advantage of this SHOWSTOPPER SPECIAL on “Peaceful Elegance” please contact the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery. Just call 505.988.5545

“Colorful Cargo”

Image 11″ x 11″  Outside of Signature Frame 16″ x 16″  $ 690 SOLD

Working on this painting conjured up wonderful memories of Greece. Seems like where ever you go you hear the delightful clip clop of donkeys’ hooves clattering along the stone paths. They are far too narrow to be called streets, that’s why sweet little burros are used for deliveries like this “Colorful Cargo” of flowers.

“Mesmerized”

Image 11″ x 11″  Outside of Signature Frame 16″ x 16″  $ 690 SOLD

A pair of Ruby Throat Hummingbirds, squeaking and zipping around the Angelonia flowers, have this curious kitten completely “Mesmerized”!

“Heart of Santa Fe”

Image 11″ x 11″  Outside of Signature Frame 16″ x 16″  $ 690  SOLD

Chile Peppers are synonymous with the “City Different”; a wreath adorned gate perfectly expresses the “Heart of Santa Fe”!

“Grecian Melody”

Image 15″ x 11″  Outside of Signature Frame 20″ x 16″  $ 990      SOLD

Clouds warmed by the setting sun, the whisper of surf dancing at the base of bluffs far below, the gentle sea breeze, crisp white stucco accented with cobalt blue, cheerful yellow chairs, brilliant pink Bougainvillea and bright red Geraniums; all notes that harmonize in a beautiful “Grecian Melody”!

“A Touch of Spice”

Image 15″ x 19″  Outside of Signature Frame 20″ x 24″  $ 1,490

Some of the things that make Santa Fe so nice…..Blue doors, adobe and “A Touch of Spice”!

“Colorful Captivation”  

Limited Original Hand Embellished Giclee   #2/49    24″ x 30″ $1,990  

Outside of Signature Frame 30″ x 36″  

Bring of touch of Santa Fe to your home or office. Make sure to notice the hummingbirds happily hovering around the Petunias and Hollyhocks! You may click on the picture, enlarging it to see them better.

“Colorful Captivation” is one of my Limited Original Giclees on Canvas. I embellish each one with oil paint, repainting the flowers and adding special touches. Even though part of an edition each one is uniquely different, therefore the name Limited Originals. When viewed from a few feet away it’s difficult to distinguish from a Senkarik Original Oil Painting. 

SHOWSTOPPER SPECIAL 17% SAVINGS!

“Morning’s Song”

20″ x 24″ Gallery Wrap Style $2,290

The rising sun just tips the edges of some of the Hollyhock flowers and leaves. The soft light skipping across the clouds, landscape and courtyard garden is all part of God’s glorious “Morning’s Song”. To take advantage of this SHOWSTOPPER SPECIAL please contact the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery. Just call 505.988.5545

“Morning’s Song” is painted in a Gallery Wrap Style with the image extending over, on to the sides of the canvas. Add “Morning’s Song” to your collection at this SPECIAL SHOWSTOPPER SAVINGS of 17%!

“Waiting for the Mail”

20″ x 24″ Gallery Wrap Style  $2,290  SOLD

I guess by now you’ve realized I love kitties. Their ability to sleep in any position absolutely grabs my artistic spirit. The mailman is late today so our sweet, sleepy baby decided to curl up in a comfortable spot and just take a nap. AHHHHH, life is good!

If you are, or going to be, in the Santa Fe area please come join us on August 31 and September 1 for our 27th Annual TEAM SENKARIK Collector Event at the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery. It’s always a BUNCH OF FUN! The Gallery has an opening Reception for me on Friday from 4 to 7 PM. Then our BIG DEAL Collector Event is on Saturday, starting at 5 PM. It will last until 8 PM or however long everyone wants to hang out and visit. I’d love to see you, give you a big Texas sized hug and personally thank you for being on my Team!

To say how much I appreciate you being such wonderful collectors I’m giving everyone a savings of 10% off the prices shown until our Event Gala is over, Saturday September 1 at 8 PM. And Don’t Forget the 17% savings on the two SHOWSTOPPER SPECIALS. But you better act quickly! Call 505.988.5545 to add any of these pieces to your collection. HUGS,

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MESMERIZED!

August 26, 2018

The tall, spiky flowers of the Angelonia are painted with mixes of Magenta + White. Tiny buds at the ends of the bloom stalks are made of Pthalo Blue + Cadmium Yellow Medium + White. Please remember, you may click on the pictures to see them larger.

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting the White Petunias

The petals of Sunflowers are blocked in with mixtures in different combinations of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Medium + Cadmium Orange and pure Cadmium Yellow Medium. Highlights on the blossom on the far right were applied with thick brushstrokes of Cadmium Yellow Medium + Lemon Yellow.

The large faces of these sunny flowers are first drawn in with MUD + Liquin. Texture and highlights are then added.

Now for our sweet kitten. His “orange” fur is painted with mixes in various proportions of MUD + Cadmium Orange + White. The tiger stripes are MUD + a touch of Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange. The white parts of his coat are combinations of White + Ultramarine Blue + Cadmium Orange.

Sun streams into the painting from the right, back lighting the little fella’s pink ears. The translucent portions are delineated with a mixture of Alizarin Crimson + a tiny touch of Cadmium Red Light + White.

His baby Blues are added and we’re done! A pair of Ruby Throat Hummingbirds, squeaking and zipping around the Angelonia flowers, have this curious kitten completely “Mesmerized”!

Keep an eye out for my next blog post, I’ll have the complete catalog of all the paintings for my Annual TEAM SENKARIK Collector Event in Santa Fe, August 31 and September 1! And don’t forget, all of the paintings will be offered at a 10% SAVINGS with the exception of the SHOWSTOPPERS at a 17% SAVINGS! I do hope if you are in the Santa Fe area you’ll come join us in all the fun! I would love to personally give you a BIG HUG! For details CLICK HERE.

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Hummingbirds

August 25, 2018

FIRST OF ALL, many of you have been asking if I will have a catalog of the paintings for my Annual TEAM SENKARIK Collector Event. The answer is YES! As soon as this piece is done I will post the entire selection of paintings that will be available for sale. AND….as a special THANK YOU for all of your support I am giving a savings of 10% on the complete inventory. PLUS there will be a couple of SHOWSTOPPER SPECIALS at a 17% SAVINGS! This offer will run through the end of my Collector Event, which will be over at 8PM (New Mexico Time) on Saturday, September 1st. So stay tuned!

OK, let’s get to work….The background is painted with several mixtures of MUD (2 Parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 Part Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + a touch of Ultramarine Blue + White. I make certain to work carefully around the sketch of the kitten. It has dried since our previous session, if I do go over the lines I can easily wipe the opaque paint off of the sketch.

The light and dark pattern on the floor is painted with mixes in various combinations of MUD + Cadmium Orange + White. More White is added into the sunlit portion of the tile floor. A little of the green from the Sunflower Leaves is pulled into the area where I’ll be signing the painting. The green will make my red signature POP!

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Painting one of the Hummingbirds

After drawing the lines separating the individual tiles into the wet paint of the floor, the painting was signed. You can see how the green accentuates my signature. Now the ceramic container is blocked in with several shades of Ultramarine Blue + White. I let our little kitty’s shadow fall onto the side of the large blue pot.

Silver Pony Foot Vine cascades out of the container, providing a cool green backdrop for the “orange” kitten. We’ll finish up in our next session! Hope you come follow along. With BIG HUGS,

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I’ve Been Working!

August 23, 2018

Well, I’ve been busy “Speed Painting”, working on pieces for my upcoming Collector Event in Santa Fe, August 31 and September 1. Have hardly stopped to breathe, let along take pictures and videos for my blog. BUT, I can’t neglect you, my readers, so here is the step by step on one of my show paintings! You’re getting a SNEAK PREVIEW! My sketch is shown above, a curious little kitty watching hummingbirds collect nectar from flowers in the container beside him.

After establishing where the large ceramic container will be I begin drawing the kitten. My right hand rests on the left, which is braced against the canvas. This gives me a steady base so I can delineate the details on his head.

The large heads of the Sunflowers are drawn in next. Up to this point the entire sketch has been done in a thin oil wash of MUD (2 parts Ultramarine Blue + 1 part Alizarin Crimson) + Liquin.

Tall spikes of the Angelonia flowers are washed in with a combination of Magenta + Liquin.

Going back to my mixture of MUD + Liquin the Hummingbirds are added.

The container is covered with a mix of Ultramarine Blue + Liquin. A clump of tissue was used to make the highlight. It’s very easy to rub off the thin wash from the canvas which was primed with white acrylic. We’ll begin applying opaque Oil Paint in our next session. I do hope you’ll come follow along! If you would like to receive an email every time I publish a new post please feel free to subscribe to my blog. CLICK THIS LINK and scroll to the upper right side of the page. You will see a heading EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Just enter your email address and click the button “Sign me up!”  It’s easy.

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