Early in the morning, as I faced this view, the sun was above the hills and shining in my face. It glittered off of the tops of the palm trees. It lighted the ridges of the mountains.
This is a field study of this scene. I messed up the values a bit. I think it was because I did not use an umbrella. When your painting is in the shade, but the pastels are in the sun, it can mess you up a bit. I can either work on it at home, or start a new one with my photo and this painting as a reference.
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!