'The Watcher'. 11x14. Pastel
It was a pastel marathon for me today at the IAPS convention. We started out our day with Mike Beeman joining us for breakfast. It was great to meet him! Next onto the trade show or the candy store as it is fondly called. I will take some photos tomorrow. It was too crowded when I was there this morning.
My day was spent at a workshop with Bill Creevy. The topic was pastels and water. It was such a fun day trying techniques with water. We worked on Multimedia Art board which was a surface I've never tried. I really liked it and will be doing a more thorough review soon. We spent the day experimenting. I love getting texture in my paintings and Bill gave us demos and info on several ways to get texture.
Since we were using water in between layers we had some drying time so Bill guested that we work on 2 or 3 at once. I got about 4 done and lots of great ideas. Bill liked my raven or crow the best and said I should stick to animals. I love to paint animals so maybe I will paint them more often!
The day ended on a high note. We met with 14 other artists and drove over to the Oxbow of the Rio Grande to paint. A dust storm was in the distance which made for some interesting painting. I did my daily 5x7 which I'll post tomorrow.