Today I got to paint in the studio. I am working on my koi painting. It has been weeks. That is the good thing about pastels. You can leave it out and start again at a later time.
I am toning down the fish and giving them shadow and shape. I am also defining the rocky pond floor.
This is a large painting. Everything happens step by step. After defining the rock bottom I will go back in and soften most of it. After I tone down the fish, I will go back in and highlight certain fish or a certain part of a fish that needs it.
I am really getting itchy to finish this painting and frame it and put it over our fireplace. I'm tired of what is there now!!!! Plus, I have a lot of plein airs waiting for me to finish!
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!