|Evans Creek Spring Morning 9 x 12 pastel on paper|
Now that the weather in northern Nevada is warming up I've been taking the opportunity to paint outdoors. On Monday I painted with the Reno Tahoe Plein Air painters at the Evans Creek Nature Trail in northwest Reno. You can find more information about the group here: http://renotahoepleinairpainters.blogspot.com It was a beautiful day and it was wonderful to sit under the shade of some willow trees and paint amongst the birds and other wildlife.
|View from Rattlesnake Hill 6 x 9 watercolor on paper|
Yesterday I took my Western Nevada College Watercolor I and II class to paint at Rattlesnake Hill in Fallon. I painted this little painting in between making my rounds amongst the students. One group set up at the very top of the hill while another group painted near where we parked our cars. It was a steep little hike up the hill and I enjoyed the exercise and fresh air. I encourage my students to find their own personal artistic voice and I am always amazed and humbled to watch their visions unfold.
|Desert Sage 8 x 10 pastel on paper|