16 × 22 Mixed Media on paper (acrylic, sand, chalk pastel)

Based on the reference photo Where Fairy Tales Live by Terrie Taylor

Created for the SoJie 12 workshop, where artists get to translate photos…to read a breakdown of the process I used to create this, view my blog

Click here to view the entire SoJie 12 workshop forum.

Niki Hilsabeck is an artist from Fallbrook, whose art is mostly inspired by her impressionistic view of life in Southern California.

Niki paints from her own photo references or plein air, and usually leaves a trail of pastel or acrylic behind her.

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  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Nikki great colors

  • Thank you so much Maggie!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 3 years ago

    Hi Niki…..this looks so nice……I love the purple…..it really adds a magical feel to the dark places where things might hide……here it looks friendly and warm. Love it. Great job!!

  • Thanks Elizabeth, what a great comment!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautiful scene, love the colors and contrasts in this!

  • Thanks Cindy!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    The light is incredible! Love your choice of colors to create mood and energy in the composition! A delightful translation!

  • Thanks Joanne, glad you like it!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • jatro
    jatroabout 3 years ago

    Oh, the light makes it tasteful! Beautiful work, Niki! :)

  • Thanks Mike, and thanks for the fav!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsabout 3 years ago

    Just gorgeous Niki, beautiful composition and colours…wow!

  • Thanks Kathie, enjoying seeing your process in the workshop too!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic work niki!

  • Thanks Dianne!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous and majestic. Splendid work.

  • Thank you Bunny!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 3 years ago

    Tremendous job Niki!!

  • Thanks so much Leslie!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful Niki!!

  • Thank you Elizabeth!

    – Niki Hilsabeck

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