October 30th was another free sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. A short hike took us to the location the group decided to sketch. It is of an overlook on Long John Slough. This autumn morning we had a crisp temperature… Continue Reading “October Sketch Class Results”
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month and if you’re in the Chicago area, feel free to join me tomorrow at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs, Il, for a hike and a sketch from 9AM –… Continue Reading “Free Watercolor Sketch Class Saturday”
The Eastern Bluebird is a beautiful bird that spends its summers breeding and living in my area before migrating south for the winter. They are not hard to find if you look in meadows and open fields especially if bluebird boxes have been set up… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint an Eastern Bluebird!”
Keeping with the spirit of Halloween, I painted a spooky owl under crescent moon on a cold autumn night. And for a little fun, let’s listen to him call…. (sound from CGEffex at http://www.freesound.org) Isn’t nature fun?
Every time I begin a painting I ask myself, “What feeling are you trying to portray?” Do you remember the first time a chickadee surprised you on a tree branch? That instant feeling of delight? I want to capture that feeling and express it through the medium of… Continue Reading “Winter Tree Watercolors Plus Sound”
Have you ever seen an autumn tree that was so brilliant and so luminous that it looked as if it had to be plugged into an electrical outlet? Wow, I love that. Yesterday I stopped by Maple Lake in Willow Springs, to check on the autumn… Continue Reading “Autumn on Maple Lake watercolor”
Chickadees are one of my most favorite birds. I don’t see them too much in the spring or summer, but rather they like to visit my feeder in autumn and especially in winter. Just recently two chickadees have visited my feeder everyday, several times… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Chickadee!”
Did you ever want to paint a picture of something you saw on a hike in the woods, but didn’t have your camera with you? Or maybe your wildlife subject was just too quick and you couldn’t get a picture? Well, have no fear!… Continue Reading “Artists: Need Reference Photos?”