Today was a warm, calm day. Such a treat! I took Casey to Washoe Lake for a gentle ride (he is a little pudgy from the winter off) and let him hang out in the newly installed pipe corals. This equestrian park is so nice! Lots of groups come here for endurance races or just group rides. They have been making upgrades to the picnic area with new fire pits and barbeques.
I sat in the picnic area and did a little pastel field study of Slide Mountain. That patch of blue is Washoe Lake peeking out between the sand dunes. Just a little one-hour sketch (on that paper I still don't like) on a nice relaxing day.
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!