Month: July 2009

High Noon Summer Sketch

Determined to complete another lunch-time sketch, I headed out the door at exactly noon and went to work! Today was a beautiful warm day. Noon can be a challenge to paint, why? Think about it, where is the sun coming from? Directly overhead it…

Scaredy Cat Sketch

My kitty(normally a house cat), likes to come with me in the backyard on the mornings I don’t have to work. We sit together enjoying a hot cup of coffee and nature. On this particular day, a tiny house wren saw my kitty and let out…

Papoose Fisherman Sketch

I love watching people fish. Especially the type of fishing person that reminds me of my Grandpa; elderly, gentle, and having a grand ole time for hours in solitude with nature. At Papoose Lake, I came upon such a fishing person… What a terrific…

Papoose Lake Fun

Recently I stopped at Papoose Lake to have some fun. Oh what fun I did have for sure! Papoose Lake is part of Chicago’s Cook County Forest Preserves, the Sag Valley area. It’s a quiet little place were few visitors stopped by to fish…

Hidden Pond Tree Sketch

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been super, super busy lately! Isn’t summer the time to take it easy and slow down…what the heck? Anyway, I haven’t painted or sketched in a long time (5 days!). I think I feel shaky? Oh, and…

New “How to Paint” Page

I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before, but this site now has a convenient “how to paint” page where all the step-by-step demos are listed by category. click here to visit page You can also find the link on the top…

Let’s Paint a Comma Butterfly!

The day I went hiking and discovered the phoebe nest with babies, I also found this guy beside the stream: It is a Comma Butterfly sitting on the mud next to the stream, and that is exactly where my, “Butterflies of North America” book,…