Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Beneath Kaua'i Skies

Beneath Kaua'i Skies
9 x 12 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
My husband took the reference photo for this painting while we were on Kaua'i. We were at Salt Pond Beach and right behind us was a vast sugar cane field. The cane was tall, but not quite ready for harvest. He climbed up an embankment to get the photo. I loved the idea of it and when I saw the clouds, I decided I had to paint it.
I know it breaks a few "rules", but it does what I want I want it to do. It celebrates the cane which is disappearing from the islands so fast. It also celebrates the wonderful clouds that so often a part of our sky scape here. I have long been fascinated by water, and clouds are just another form of water that I really appreciate.
I have not finished with the desert series, but decided I need a little break. I still have a few more I want to do over the next few weeks. Since we will be leaving the island in a short time, I still have a few memories to paint to take with me, so I will be painting more local sites and local flowers as well.


Julie said...

Miki, this is lovely. Thanks for your comment over on mine.

Tom said...

This is a great painting, a wonderful harmony between the land and sky. Vermeer painted a scene of a harbor with a sky above it, yours is better. I think it captures the tropical clouds that somedays leave one in awe.