Friday, June 13, 2008

New Home, New Studio, New Painting

Late Afternoon on the Sound
12 x 9 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
Miki Willa
It has been a while, but I am finally set up in my new home and new studio. We moved from Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest. Hawaii is beautiful, but this place is quite wonderful. The mountains, tall evergreens, Puget Sound, and my incredibly beautiful back yard all call to me. My studio is great with fantastic natural light, even on these gloomy days of June.
My first painting in my new studio is from a reference photo my husband took of a small ferry coming into port on Whidbey Island. I loved the way the cloud colors reflect on the water. I am adding this to my cloud series even though the sky is not the focal area.


Ian said...

We love the blog!
This is a beautiful painting, Miki.
Hope you and Tom are doing well--

your favorite twenty somethings,
Rachel & Ian

Willa said...

great first mainland painting! the sky and water look wonderful. i look forward to seeing all the paintings soon, soon, soon!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Sorry that I haven't been by earlier to wish you good luck in your new home. It sounds as if your landscapes are going to become very interesting.

Michael said...

Once again your color pallet is incredible. I can actually feel the energy in the atmosphere. There is a powerful storm nearby and the air is electrified with anticipation.

Yeah, I like this one a lot.