After painting Watson Lake in oil en plein air, I wanted to try painting it in the studio, using the plein air as a guide, and do a larger painting. This is 14 x 18 on a stretched canvas. I haven't painted on a surface like this in a very, very long time. Painting large was different too. I had to allow more time and mix bigger piles of paint and use bigger brushes. I only worked on it two days. I now realize I was using my plein air Alkyd medium. I don't have a regular medium right now. So, it dried overnight. So, it was a little different. But, it was fun, and I'll do it again.
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!