Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Commissioned Painting - Mt. Rainier

Royal Peak
8 x 10 soft pastels on Art Spectrum Colourfix
by Miki Willa
This is my first commissioned painting in a long time. The patron wanted mountain and purple. The mountain I see most from my neighborhood is Mt. Rainier. It has many moods and vistas. This is from the north, slightly east. I wanted to make sure little Mt. Tahoma showed its peak as well. I do love working with purple and I enjoy the challenge of mountain peaks. For all you mountain climbers out there, this is my interpretation from a long distance away. It is not meant to be a climbers guide.
I can now say I have sold two paintings in the great northwest. My studio is ready for more creativity. I am working on preparing myself for more creative time. Just working through some of the nay-saying inner voices. One of my goals is to be more active on the blog again. It may take on a different tone, but it will be a place I will continue to share my creations and my creative process.
Enjoy the beautiful fall.


Suz said...

It's the strangest thing...this painting conjures up temperature and mood like I was there
It has a pleasant atmosphere to it
our client should be thrilled
good job!
Looking forward to your postings in the future

Jo Castillo said...

This is lovely .. cool and makes you want to be there.

Elena said...

Great job; I can almost sense the quiet and cripness in the air.

Uta said...

I just realised I've never visited your blog. How did that happen??? I got some catching up to do. Great job on the mountain.

Margaret Ryall said...

Good to see your post. You've captured the essence of a high mountain. I get the impression of mist and cold.

I find commissions stressful and I often feel that they keep me away form what I was meant to do, but then there's the money!

april said...

I feel the cold and the wind. Excellent, I agree. And I must agree with Margaret about commissions. Good job, Miki!

Laura said...

Hi Miki,
I've not visited in a very long time and I can see that I've missed alot of great posts. Wonderful work in all the medias you exploring.

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