After looking at the big watercolor of the canyon above our fireplace, I brought it down to work on again. I realized a couple of things....
I didn't save any white paper (oh my!);
I created mud by painting complimentary colors over each other (OMG!)
and I roughed up the paper a little by scrubbing (ick!)
Since the colors were dead looking, I thought it would be fun to do pastel over it to see if I could jazz it up a bit. Above is just the lower portion of the painting. I'm adding in the stream in the canyon (which I flooded like it was full of water when it was a trickle!).
Working large is a difference concept for me. So, this time, I think I'll take it back to the fireplace to inspect at each stage of my work as it progresses.
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!