Monday, May 19, 2008

More Clouds

White Plains
9 x 12 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
I forget who said to do 100 sky paintings, but I really believe in it. When I go back and look at my earliest attempts at clouds when I was doing watercolor, then again when I took up pastels, I can see huge differences. I used to think that daytime clouds were only white and pure gray. Living here for the past six years, I have really had time to study clouds and see all the different colors they reflect. Colors from the water, the land, and the sun. I am particularly pleased with sky holes in these clouds and the sculpturing. I also like the way they reflect on the water in places.

3 comments:

Julie said...

Miki - just catching up. Lovely effects in the sea and cloudscapes, and was interested in the home-made pastels. All the best as you are in transition with the move. Life has been unusually busy here with a lot going on at once.I recently saw a set of tourist board video's of Hawaii which were excellent.

Tom said...

Its its beautiful, no magnificant, awesome,great cloud and seascape. Did I say it is beautiful, the clouds are spectacular the ocean is great

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Very nice Miki - and doing 100 clouds sounds like a brilliant recommendation for getting good at them

Have you noticed how clouds seem to be particular to places?