Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pastel Artist, Kira Sokolovskaya Culufin

Deer Lake
Here is a wonderful work by pastel artist, Kira Culufin. She has recently moved from Russia to Vancouver, BC, Canada. This is one of her first paintings done in Canada, at Deer Lake in Burnaby. I have added a link to Kira's blog:

In the painting I have shown here, I really like the way Kira has used the dark trees and mountains as well as the foreground shadows to frame the center of interest. The value contrast makes the yellow grasses, blue water, and the tall trunks of the poplars really stand out. I also like the textures, and the sense of movement created by the curvy branches.

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