Well, I put my "in progress" watercolor canyon painting on the mantle to analyze it. My husband and I both agree it looks better up close than from across the room. The mantle is high, and viewing it is going to be from a distance. It just isn't working right now. Maybe I'll start over on the back side of the paper. But for now....the pastels are calling! The watercolor project fueled the desire to paint a different scene I photographed on that trip to Moab, Utah.
I started with a watercolor underpainting. Now I am adding pastel. You can still see the watercolor areas on the right side and bottom. I want to go slow with this and be sensitive to the watercolor shapes that did their own thing...rather than trying to copy the photo exactly.
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!