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 is a picture of the actual nest: I fell in love … Continue reading Let’s Paint Autumn Nest!
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 was hail wasn't loud or damaging like hail..was it...could it be … Continue reading We Got Graupel!
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 the rough sketch on wallis pastel paper using vine charcoal. I … Continue reading Let’s Paint a Winter Landscape!
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 fire? I love it! The little bit of red you see … Continue reading Holy Sunsets!
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 used some masking fluid to protect the paper underneath to … Continue reading Let’s Paint Day Lit 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 must be the next subject for my next painting... the moon … Continue reading I See the Moon
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 grass wall. See, I can paint many paintings but even after … Continue reading Let’s Re-Paint Gentle Creek!
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 to salmon, rose to periwinkle, and violet to indigo, in a … Continue reading Autumn Sunset