Yesterday my daughter had her baby - a beautiful baby boy. So, I am an artist who is happily interrupted! So, it is time for show 'n tell from "days gone by" art. I started this as a watercolor on watercolor paper and was displeased. So I tried pastel pencil over it and had a lot of fun with the detail aspect. This is a large Proteus flower - a tropical flower grown in Hawaii. They fascinate me because the center is furry-like. I always have to touch them!
I found my reference photo, which I took on a trip to Hawaii, so it is original. I have never shown this before because I considered it a practise piece for many years. Now that I am doing pastel over watercolor on purpose, I am changing my view of this painting!
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!