Monday, May 26, 2008

Morning shadows

Early Morning at Number 5
9 x 12 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
I was walking back to my little room the other morning when I was struck by the shadows cast on the walls surrounding my door. The sun was just cresting the roof on the southwest side of the courtyard. There is a large tree near my end that cast these great shadows. After much debate, I decided to use purple, even though I saw purple and blue in the shadows. The walls are a dark cream stucco. The wall light near the door had reflections of so many colors, and I wanted to show them all. Unfortunately, this photo didn't pick them up well. I am not particularly pleased with the shadows on the lower part of the door, but I think I can work on that some more to fix it. The differences in the purples to the left and right of the door are from the camera. Color on the right is more accurate.

2 comments:

Tom said...

Early Morning is a great study in light and shadows. I especially like the screen door contrast of hues as an element. The number and the handle are stylized with a realistic aspect that have a natural feeling.
Keep on, keeping on. Tom

Michael said...

The color pallet you have chosen is wonderful. This pieces embodies a great deal of drama. It tells a story. I like that a lot. My favorite art is art that tells a story. Where something has either just happened or is getting ready to happen. That is what I feel when I look at this painting.

It is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.