Saturday, November 17, 2007

Looking back, a little

Orange and Blue
11 x 14 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa

When I first started using pastels, I tried valiantly to teach myself with my husband's helpful hints. For a Christmas gift, Tom signed me up for a series of classes taught by Helen Iaea. Until that time, I had been copying other people's work. In Helen's classes, we painted still lifes she set up for us each week. After several months, we started to work on glass. For me, this was quite a challenge, but I was fascinated with the process. I finally got to where I really enjoyed it and looked forward to my Saturday classes. Once I finished each of these paintings, I dutifully took a photo, and put them back in the storage area for paintings done in class. Today, I spent some time on the computer trying to find all the photos of Tom's and my paintings to put in one folder to create a back-up disc. When I came across this one, I was reminded how much I liked it when it was first finished. I may have to dig this one out and take another look.

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Mmmmm- I like Orange and Blue - you did a wonderful job with the effect of the glass, and again, I like the total effect.
(and contrary to what I just wrote on another post, I did read the commentary this time.)
Thank you for sharing your work!