This painting is not just another poinsetta painting for the holidays. It is a reminder to me that life is a gift. We must live life to the fullest, love to the deepest, and not take this time on earth for granted ... because it can be gone in an instant.
This painting is dedicated to a wonderful artist by the name of Reiko. I did not know her well, but her watercolors were incredibly beautiful and her cheerful personality warmed the hearts of those in her presence, myself included. She was a giving artist and shared her knowledge with her students. I only wish I had gotten around to taking one of her classes. She will be deeply missed by many in the art community.
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!