Gullfoss ( Golden waterfall ) is situated in Iceland. This iconic waterfall offers a spectacular
view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature.
This is my first attempt at painting a waterfall in soft pastel medium. The photograph that
I used as a reference has been taken by my husband while he was there a few years back.
Being a cloudy day, the photograph did not do much justice and it had mostly shades of grey.
I have added colours after doing my own study.
The subject being a little out of my "Comfort zone", I reminded myself to go ahead step by
step in a very patient manner.However as the painting progressed, the confusion increased.
I did manage to complete this work but it did not match my "Visualisation" or the image that
I painted in my mind. This work has an abstract feel to it.
Nevertheless it was a great learning experience and I am ready to paint some more waterfall
paintings. Mistakes happen and they happen for a good reason. It helps you learn better.
Joseph Zbukvic, a world famous water colour artist said in one of his interviews
"If you succeed everytime, you are not painting properly...."
Soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper
Size 6.5" X 8.5"
" I don't say everything, but I paint everything." Pablo Piccaso