The weather has been variable! First snow, then rain, then snow, then rain, then more snow. Yesterday we had a Christmas party at our house for our family. Before they came, I started this sketch while having my morning coffee. Then it was: stuff the turkey, get it in the oven, and prepare for the young families and kids. It was a lot of fun. Two cousins running around the house and going crazy over little gifts in their stockings. Young babies being passed around for everyone to take turns holding. Ten of us gathering around the table for turkey dinner. After they left, we cleaned up, relaxed and unwound, and I had some quiet time to paint the rest of this sketch from memory. It is our backyard tree - one I am very familiar with - an old friend.
Welcome to my art blog! This is where I share my explorations and learning experiences in pastel, watercolor and oil painting. I have had this blog for about six or more years. I am currently entering many national and regional juried art shows. I have a website and sell my work from there as well. I started a group called Reno Tahoe Plein Air Painters a year ago and it has grown to about 40 active painters! Each year brings new challenges and exciting opportunities. I have made many friends among other art bloggers and enjoy visiting their blogs. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and click on the links to my website and the plein air painters to see more!