This started out as a sketch to prepare for the previous pastel painting called "Winter Colors". Sometimes after I finish the painting, I go back to the sketch and do more with it. In this case, it started with pencil to block in the shapes of the leaves and the cast shadows, and then evolved into watercolor pencils ... then watercolor wash over that ... then finally, Prismacolor colored pencils layered and burnished in some areas.
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!