Here’s another pastel sunset I did.
This one took forever to do. I only started painting in 2012, and I’ve only been doing anything realistic for about six months. So there are a lot of lessons for me to learn. Like perspective, colors of objects close and colors of objects far away. The further away, the lighter is the rule. This doesn’t make sense to me, but it’s true. I went outside and looked.
I have been using reference images, to help me with my landscapes. However, in this piece, I took a giant leap forward and used a first image, then added the palm trees and ocean in on my own. So I feel like I’m making progress.
I want to eventually paint in a way that is unique to me. I want people to look at my work and recognize my style. Like, “ah, ha, a Mitchell.” Ha ha ha. But I know from prior experience that if I just work at this, show up and stay positive, it will happen.
I want to thank everyone who is reading my blog and liking my art work. It really means a lot to me.