Today it was cloudy and overcast all day. At first I thought it would make for boring scenery and lower my inspiration to paint - the sky casting a grey muted light over the landscape - making it seem grayer than it would be in bright sunlight and turquoise sky. But once I set up and picked my scene, I was happy I could gaze at it longer than on a sunny day. It was not blinding me. No bright light was bouncing off the rocks, plants, leaves, soil - which obliterates the colors of these things. The longer I gazed, the more richer the colors became. It was one of those ah-ha moments. I won't be discouraged by grey skies again.
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!