Willamette Valley, 2008

The title of this pastel drawing is “Willamette Valley.”  It had been sitting in my work area for some time before I found the inspiration & motivation to finish it back in 2008.

I used a white Strathmore medium, 400 series, for the paper.  The dimensions are 9″ by 12″.  The color pallete color uses a predominantly red hue to emphasize the powerful sunset.  The white double-mat and black frame makes it look really sharp, and the picture adds a lot of color to our hallway (my an impromptu gallery).

I enjoy sunset and sunrise scenes because they tend to have warm colors associated with them.  This picture reminds me of a summer or autumn sunset in the Willamette Valley, hence the title.  I like how it turned out.