Month: September 2009

See Me at the Little Red Schoolhouse Art Show

Hello Nature Friends! Next Sunday from 9-5pm, October 4th, I will be at the Little Red Schoolhouse Art Show which is being held at Swallow Cliff Woods North due to ongoing construction at the schoolhouse. Swallow Cliff Woods North: about one block west of LaGrange… Continue Reading “See Me at the Little Red Schoolhouse Art Show”

Male Chickweed Moth

I found this handsome fellow on the back splash of my stove. He might be snacking on some bacon grease (just kidding, moths do not eat animal fat). Do you see his beautiful plumose antennae? That distinguishes him as a male. The female only has… Continue Reading “Male Chickweed Moth”

Autumn Tree and Leaves Sketch

It’s here! It’s finally here, my favorite season EVER…Autumn! Good things happen in autumn. My favorites are; the blazing colors, the way the earth smells sweet from decaying leaves, cooler temperatures, and hearing leaves rustle around. I LOVE IT! Here is what I am noticing in… Continue Reading “Autumn Tree and Leaves Sketch”

Let’s Paint Woodland Berries!

Cool Beans here we go, we’re about to paint the woodland berries we found at the McLaughry Spring Woods using watercolor paints!!! Step 1: In this painting we are going to paint all three berries at once. Make a rough sketch of all 3… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Woodland Berries!”

Woodland Berries in September

Oh BOY! I love finding berries! I also love eating berries, but only from the grocery store (blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries; in order of preference) , I don’t trust my berry knowledge in the forests to eat without getting sick! Not yet anyhow. Here… Continue Reading “Woodland Berries in September”

Female Goldfinch on Coneflower Sketch

In my backyard I have a purple coneflower bush that I love. At this time of the year however, you are hard pressed to find any pretty purple petals left. The American Goldfinches don’t mind…they just love the seeds! One in particular olive colored female quickly… Continue Reading “Female Goldfinch on Coneflower Sketch”

Let’s Paint the Harvest Moon Kitty!

I’m so excited for autumn (my favorite season), that this next painting came right out of my head. OK, this one is easy for everyone, I promise! You can do this watercolor painting, no problem,  just in time for the harvest too… Step 1:… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint the Harvest Moon Kitty!”

Fading Fast Lily Sketch

As I walked into work today, I noticed the prettiest, lonesome little lily on a small manicured bush. Many of the leaves on the bush are a yellow/brown and several withered lily corpses still cling to dead stalks. Today, I see one flower and… Continue Reading “Fading Fast Lily Sketch”