Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Lower Falls - finished at last

Lower Falls
20 x 27 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
by Miki Willa
I think this is finally finished. It was quite difficult for me to resolve the left side of the painting. Partially, it was because the area was not as geographically interesting as the right side. The other part was a color and value problem. I had originally used pale green for the distant river valley above and behind the falls. As soon as I realized this was not working, I rubbed it out and used purples. This gave me a much clearer vision of what I needed to do to the left side. I may have more to do on this one, but it will have to wait until I haven't been staring at it for a couple of weeks.
I have a few smaller paintings to do in the next couple of weeks, so I will be back in my size comfort zone. It is good to push yourself to grow your skills, but it is also fun to get comfortable once in a while.
Now that I have discovered somewhat of a routine to my weeks, I am going to take a look at where I want to be in 2009. Over the next few days, I will we working on some goal setting and a business plan. I will post some of this as it formulates.


Linda Blondheim said...

I am in awe of your skills with pastels Miki. Lovely work. Enjoyd th WIP

Miki Willa said...

Linda, Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement and support.