Month: October 2008

Let’s Paint Autumn Nest!

On my last nature adventure with my Mom, we spotted this cute bird’s nest which was eye level on a shrub or young tree of which I have not yet identified. Not only did we discover a nest but beautiful blue berries too! Here…

We Got Graupel!

Weird weather in Chicago today. This afternoon we had very strong winds due to an incoming cold front and what I thought was hail because it was a warm 50°F, but in 3 short hours the temp dipped about 10 degrees. What i thought…

Let’s Paint a Winter Landscape!

Oh boy! How I love winter! It always seems that I get impatient for the next season to arrive, I start to daydream about it and then I have to paint it way before it starts! So here we go: Step 1: Here is…

Holy Sunsets!

Same time of day….different days. This picture was taken by my daughter on her cell phone as we were driving home on the highway. The reds and oranges exploded in just a few short minutes. Doesn’t it look as if the sky is on…

Let’s Paint Day Lit Moon!

Remember the pictures of the day lit moon and autumn trees? Let’s paint it! Here is a sketch of our painting. I am using vine charcoal to make a rough sketch on wallis pastel paper. Don’t forget the little moon! Speaking of the moon,…

I See the Moon

Oh how I love to see the moon in the daylit sky! You don’t even have to wait until dark to appreciate such a sight. Here you can see the moon in between some beautiful autumn trees. Look close, can you spot it? This…

Let’s Re-Paint Gentle Creek!

Re-Paint? Yes, a few months ago I painted this picture of a tree next to a creek and I HATE it: I like the tree, however there was a hill immediately behind the tree which in my painting looks like a wall. A yucky…

Autumn Sunset

Yesterday I spent a brief chilly evening at Centennial Park in Orland Park, IL. What a beautiful sight. How amazing. Isn’t our Creator a Master Craftsman (he, he, he)? Who can reproduce this moment? Who can turn the shades of the sky from yellow…