North Lake Tahoe Open Studio ARTour takes place in July, and because I am one of the participating artists, I am spending time preparing for the event. That means painting and creating jewelry daily. I under painted this 48 x 30" canvas with black and sketched on my design, inspired by clear Tahoe water and a rock formation off the Crystal Bay Point.
Next I began working from the bottom of the canvas, laying in the under water portion of the painting.
After that was complete, I worked on the upper portion of the canvas adding in the sky.
And while that dries, before I can work on the rocks above the water line, I turned my attention to my jewelry table where I am working with huge, the-color-of-the-deepest-part-of-Tahoe, lapis beads.
Combining the lapis with a large Chinese, hand-painted porcelain bead and Mauritanian Hair Pebbles, the necklace became one that can be worn long or doubled to a shorter length. Positively dramatic.
More progress on the painting tomorrow.