12″ × 16″ soft pastel (Rustytone and Art Spectrum) on beige Canson Tex paper.

This painting was all about faciing my fears and tackling something that I am really quite afraid to paint. I don’t really know why, but the thought of painting water always makes me run for the hills. I’ve loved painting this wave and now feel like I can tackle anything :)

A huge thankyou again to BK Photography for allowing me to paint his amazing photo!

Mother of Pearl
by BK Photography

Framed original for sale. Please bubblemail me for details.


dianne ilka, pastel, wave, beach, surf, gold coast, waves, ocean

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A lot of my original artwork displayed on here is also available for sale. Please feel free to send me a message for more details.

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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Cindy!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • BK Photography
    BK Photographyabout 2 years ago

    bloody terrific………… just wonderful………… well done Dianne

  • Thankyou! I’m so glad you like it :) it’s good having an amazing photo to work with :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockabout 2 years ago

    Looks great Dianne – it came out really well! Lovely photo too from BK!

  • Thanks Terri! I was pretty lucky to have such an amazing photo to work from

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 2 years ago

    Looks amazing Di. You have got the colours perfectly. You CAN tackle anything!

  • Thankyou so much lynda! It was a great confidence booster. I’m pretty happy that I have a good selection of colours in my pastel collection now :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • JacqueLynn
    JacqueLynnabout 2 years ago

    It’s Wonderful and perfectly believable, Dianne!

  • Thankyou so much !

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artabout 2 years ago

    Well done! You certainly have tackled a difficult subject and who would have thought you feared this in the first place!? Love it :)

  • Thanks :)

    – Dianne Ilka

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 2 years ago

    wonderful action painting, the wave curl is super !

  • Thanks George!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Conoro
    Conoroabout 2 years ago

    Diane this is beautiful, you can put that fear behind you forever now :-) I think this is a stunning painting, bravo!

  • Thankyou! I have no excuses now :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 2 years ago

    well done Dianne! you have done a marvellous job ….great movement !

  • Thanks Linda! Not so scared of water now :)

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in my WATER collection for 30.05.2012

  • Thankyou so much :)

    – Dianne Ilka

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