When I visit a place away from home, often the landscape and plant life are very different. Fan-shaped palm trees are one of those unfamiliar things to me. I struggle with them. They can be so complicated. I really want to be able to paint them well, so, I decided to do a quick study of just one tree. This is it.... not fantastic, but every time I do one I'll be more comfortable with it. I only give myself 45 minutes, that way I don't keep messing with it and making mud.
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!