On the third day, Albert demonstrated a rushing stream and how to do water. It was fantastic!!!! So, in the afternoon, we went to a park and I set up by the stream. I did the watercolor underpainting and it came out almost good enough to leave as is. Then I added some vine charcoal accents (one of Albert's techniques) and then my first passages of pastel.....when two big dogs splashed into the water right in front of me and tried to run through my tripod holding my pastel box and easle, and stepped in my watercolor palette on the ground!!!! So, I decided to move out of that location and did not finish this painting....but I kind of like it as it is! I may use it as a reference and do another in the studio.
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!