Monday, August 28, 2006

EDM Challenge #81 - Draw a Streetlight

For my Every Day Matters group, we are challenged to draw or paint a streetlight this week, Challenge #81. Mine is a pelican sitting on a lamppost on the Santa Barbara Pier. I took the photograph about two years ago, and painted it as soon as I got home, using soft pastels.

7 comments:

Lin said...

This is FABULOUS!!! GREAT job on the perspective, light, and even the rust on the lamp!!! WONDERFUL!

Teri C said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I have forgotten how beautiful soft pastels can be. The perspective is so wonderful too.

I was looking at the other posts here and you create such beautiful art!!

Kunya said...

Wow, I love this one, beautiful colors and so inspiring!

faeorain said...

Simply beautiful! You captured the seashore sunlight cast upon the lantern superbly ( seashore sunlight seems to have it's own unique glow). Excellent work!

Laura said...

This is magical---all those warm cool colors (you know what I mean) and the suspended lantern making such a dynamic composition. Something about this reminds me a little of Chris Van Allsburg's children's book illustrations. Makes me want to try soft pastels!

AnastasiaC said...

this is beautiful! great angle and detail!

the enigma said...

wow, beautiful painting! wonderful.