This was painted for the Third Annual Belle Fourche, SD Plein Aire Event Sep 21-23, 2018. The trestle is suspended over Redwater River at Elkhorn and Hwy 212. Access to paint is at the Lions Club Park...lovely place, lovely day. We attend the judging and wet sale today at Noon. We missed the Meet & Greet on Friday night and the Reception Saturday night, not wanting to travel home after dark...Yes, I'm that old!
7" x 11" Watercolor on Arches 140 lb paper. I painted this during a Betty Carr Workshop using her reference photos. She encourages a variety in our greens and no wimpy contrast! I hope to continue bravery with my own reference materials and while painting scenery with friends.
Sunflowers (Obviously) This painting was done in a watercolor painting workshop I attended for five days, given by Betty Carr. She is a hoot and I learned to stretch myself. It is 7"x11" which when matted would fit nicely in a 11 x 14 frame.
I bought the book, How to Draw Fairies in simple steps by Paul Bryn Davies (Search Press) at Hobby Lobby. It is a "how to" book, and I am learning to use a lighter hand. So far, I have drawn the fairies on papers prepared with watercolor backgrounds I've already got in my stash. This delicate work is something I don't usually do, so bear with me as I try to learn and grow a new skill. I love advice and help with my craft wish includes painting in all mediums & collage. I also like to encourage people who think they can't do art to take classes, use how-to books, tapes, classes to learn a new, fun hobby.
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