Friday, October 26, 2007

Mauna Kea
9 x 12 soft pastel on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
I took the reference photo for this painting on the road to Akaka Falls. It was a beautiful day and my first full view of Mauna Kea. We could see three observatories very clearly. They don't show up so well in the painting. I will have to fix that. I think I will try some of the shimmering white Great American when I get home.
In working this painting, I was reminded of another mountain painting I did of the West Maui Hills. While I liked that one well enough to gift it to my sister, I think I would like to try it again with this looser style. Learning with each painting is an important part of this journey.

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