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 to Lake Katherine in Palos Heights, I felt the need…
I sketched this scene before the heron, as if on queue, landed right in the most perfect spot. How delighted I was to include him.
Here is what I was looking at:
Sometimes all that “green” can be overwhelming. Just pick out a few points of interest that you just can’t exclude. Just enough to tell a story, but not too much to confuse or look like a mess. Mr. Heron was important. He needed to be the main attraction, the single pine tree was next, then the hill, finally a few trees in the back. That’s all.
Nice and simple.