Month: August 2009

Let’s Paint Storm Over Orland Grasslands!

Do you remember a few days ago when I caught an awesome picture of a passing storm over the Orland Grasslands? Well, because I love it so much and because I want to save that moment forever…Let’s have fun by painting it! Here is…

Parking Lot Tree Sketch

A sketch from a parking lot? What’s so wonderful about that? Nothing. Unless you make it special. What I loved about this tree is that it is crooked. I am crooked so much of the time, that I can identify with this poor tree….

Lake Katherine and Heron Sketch

I try to take my sketching supplies where ever I go. I have a canvas bag that I keep in the car. I don’t always have time, nor do I feel like painting everyday, but it’s there just in case. On a quick visit…

Storm Over Orland Grasslands

Check out the gorgeous site at the Orland Grasslands this morning… Holy cow! What excitement! What beauty!!! I wonder what type of cloud this is?  The weather was not threatening enough for a wall cloud or shelf cloud, actually this was at the end…

Backlit Pine Sketch

At 2:30pm, under a hot sun, in the midst of 83°F temperatures, this is what I was looking at. A gentle breeze accompanied me as I tried to replicate this wonderful pine. What’s so special about a stupid pine tree? Why, let me tell…

Perseid Meteors, 1 Raccoon, and 3 Cops

I don’t condone breaking the law in any circumstance, however, it was all in the name of science! Just kidding! Last night, very spur of the moment (I am so not a spontaneous person, btw), I met up with a friend and her husband to…

Let’s Paint the Blue Dasher Dragonfly!

Remember we saw the blue dasher at Papoose Lake a few weeks ago? Let’s have a lot of fun by learning how to paint this dragonfly using watercolor paints… Here is our reference photo. Isn’t he handsome? Step 1: Make a rough sketch on…