This is my 200th post. Wow I cant believe it! I began this blog 17 May 2009. I cant believe that I have been updating this blog regularly for over 2 years.
This began as a place to post paintings for my summer project to create A Painting A Day. I wasnt totally successful in that project but it got me started. 7 September 2009 my Painting a day project ended and I "changed this blogs name from a Painting A Day to Drawings, Paintings, Thoughts- A Creative Dump." and it became "a place for me to share my art without any constraints." Then 10 January 2010 "I changed the name from A Creative Dump to A Creative Spot. "Dump" made me think of poop or of trash and my art is not either of those so a name change was needed."And it has been a creative spot ever since that change.
It is really awesome to be able to look back at 2 years of my artistic growth posted right here. I feel like I have a lot of really great thing going for me and a lot of really awesome things yet to come. So thank you for reading and watching and hopefully enjoying the art that I post here. Today's post is for you :)
High Water at Castaic Lake
watercolor on paper
9 x 12
Done en plein air for Landscape Painting. Today we went to the lake and my husband encouraged me to bring my painting supplies along. After a great morning of wakeboarding and driving around the lake we docked the boat and I had some time to paint. I went exploring and found this cool scene. The water is super high at the lake right now and I found this cool tree growing out of the water. I used making fluid to mask out the lighter parts in the grass and the bush. I usually dont use making fluid in my outdoor paintings but I felt this scene would benefit from it and it did :) I bet I looked pretty silly standing on the shore painting in my bikini.