Friday, November 9, 2007

The Road

The Road
9 x 12 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
This painting is a learning experience. I really liked the mood in the photograph - lonely fall day waiting for the first frosts of winter. Unfortunately, the photo was pretty dark and I couldn't really see the detail in the foreground. My first attempt created unrecognizable mud on the right side of the road. Then I remembered that I could change that, interpret it differently. I am much happier with this version. Fall colors are such fun. I will have to look for more foliage next time I am on the mainland in the fall. This is the third painting for the WC November landscape challenge. I will be back to painting Hawaii starting tomorrow.

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Again, I like the colors in this one - it seems right to me, and real.