Saturday, March 28, 2009

New Art

Lately, I've been taking photographs as I'm driving my car. Photos of the road have been intriguing me, and this is my second 'road' picture I've done. This one is 12" x 17", not very big.
I've switched to pastels as I love how sky colors can be blended with chalk. Also, for the first time, I did this one on black pastel paper. Not sure if I like it. My first road composition is much larger and done on gray pastel paper. (see end of post)


Starting the snow on the side of the road. More tree work.


Here I've started putting the sky reflection colors into the road. My CAT added the kitty footprints in the road. (That's what I get for leaving the picture on the coffee table overnight.)
Thanks, Molly.

Here I'm working on getting the road colors right.


This is the finished picture. (Unless I decide it's not.)

Below is the first in my 'road' series, completed this fall.

12 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

How fun...making the "ordinary" special. I love the shadows in the fall picture and it was interesting seeing the new picture unfold.

TheWritersPorch said...

How very creative Elenka! It turned out very well!
Carol

Piecefulafternoon said...

Those are just lovely. You have inspired me to get out my watercolors and paint something. So far I have all the supplies ready, arranged and just need to jump in. No kitty so I can't have the footprints.

Lynda said...

I love them both, but the first one is my favourite - you're so talented ! It's odd for me to see cars driving on the opposite side of the road to how we drive here in Africa, though ;)

Pam said...

They look great! I've had a great time catching up with a few previous posts - and differences in countries, seasons, driving, and the maple syrup processes - it sure is a big thing evidently, and now I know there is such a thing as a sugar shack that featured in a song when I was growing up.Thanks for your recent comment.

Balisha said...

More beautiful work from Elenka. Thanks for sharing.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love the fall piece. Great colors in your photos. Thanks for having me.

Kris said...

Hi Elenka,

I just love your art. The road series is wonderful. I love how you've captured all of the details. It makes me feel as if I'm on a road trip and I'm in the drivers seat.

Lovely

Have a happy day

Kris

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Hi, thanks for visiting, I am glad the flowers brightened your day...
I love your pastel work, I did a pastel of my brothers cats, but I like pastel pencils more than blocks... my art teachers always laughed at me I think I was the only art student that didn't like getting dirty!lol

I had to take 2 looks at the last picture... I thought it was a photo...

I will definately pop back... and I must get back to doing some more art work.. I wish there was more time in the day!

take care
Alex

OhioMom said...

I am always amazed by your talent :)

mary evelyn said...

wow. i love your work. i'm an aspiring artist working on finding motivation and inspiration. (i have a long way to go)

thank you for sharing your wonderful work!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Elenka, your work is beautiful. I used to paint a bit & sometimes make charcoals, but you are professional & inspiring! WOW!!