My daughter is starting to ask me to babysit her baby! Yay! We live so close that I can come over for a couple of hours while she goes to yoga class, etc. Yesterday he was awake and I played with him, changed him, fed him. Today - he napped while I was there! I brought my sketchbook and watercolor pencils and photograph and began this drawing while keeping an eye on the little guy.
I have only used watercolor pencils so far. Tomorrow I will begin to use watercolor over it to give more shape, shadow, color. This is a picture of a beautiful, ancient California Incense Cedar tree. There was wolf lichen (a chartreus green lichen) growing on the trunk and dead lower branches. I saw it last summer while at Richard McKinley's workshop in Hope Valley. This tree was at 9,000 feet on the Carson Pass. It had the most amazing trunk and it looked mighty old!
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!