Thursday, May 28, 2009

Painting for Different Strokes

Wheat Farm
8 x 18 soft pastels on Kitty Wallis Professional White
by Miki Willa
based on gray scale photo provided by Karin Jurick
I really enjoy watching all the wonderful interpretations of Karin's biweekly photos on Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. Every once in a while, I decided to try my hand. For this one, Karin provided us with a gray scale photo of a Pennsylvania farm and asked us to use our own favorite palattes. This was great for me. I loved the photo, and I knew it would lend itself to my favorite complimentary palatte. This was quite fun to paint. I really like the lost edges in the distance and the cripsness in the nearer buildings. I also had a lot of fun with the size.

8 comments:

Anne Marie Propst said...

Like your interpretation of the DSDF challenge. Very impressive.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Wow...This is an excellent drawing..I liked it a lot...Lovely!

L.Holm said...

Nice work on the challenge!

Willa said...

I was sure it was our favorite tranquil Virginia road. Lovely!

Laura said...

Loving them all lady!

dominique eichi said...

love your palette choice and how simplified you made it. Great DSFDF

r garriott said...

Very beautiful colors. The golden shades are a nice twist! Makes your interpretation really stand out. Nice work!

butterfly woman said...

The whites pop on that glowing golden landscape. I admire pastel artists. The only time I use pastels is to touch up my watercolors. Still a beautiful soft texture. Your watercolors and collages are lovely too. Isn't it great to explore?