Sketchbook Hiking: Spears Woods VIDEO

Well friends, here it is! Finally!
Sit back and relax and enjoy a short hike at Spears Woods before we do a step-by-step watercolor sketch demonstration. Why are we hiking before we paint? Well, I really want to invite the viewer to make a connection with nature and become familiar with the location we decide to sketch. The hike is short, only 2 minutes long, followed by the demo.

The video is divided into 3 sections:

Part 1 of 3 (7 mins)

Part 2 of 3 (11 mins)

Part 3 of 3 (11 min)

I hope you enjoy this free demonstration and that it helps you learn how to do easy watercolor sketches. I was SOOOOO nervous, I hope it doesn’t show in the video. I’m sure I’ll get better with experience.


  1. This video is professional and your voice makes the experience “real”. I feel like you are right next to me. I began watercolor painting with Frank Clarke’s Simply Painting videos and this video is beyond that. I look forward to more.

  2. Thank you so much for this video. I am just beginning to try my hand at watercolor, and it’s so helpful to watch an experienced painter. I can’t wait to get outside and try some of your techniques. I live in a small town in South Carolina with many beautiful natural areas.

  3. Alanna: Thank you so very much. I am encouraged to hear the video has a professional feel. I hope it helps you as you paint. I too can not wait to do more! Weeeeeee!

    Jean: Your encouraging feedback is so very helpful!! When you go out to paint you will soon find that you will become addicted, and what a healthy addiction too! And remember, the God who’s beauty is all around you, cares so very much for you too.

  4. Loved the demo. I paint for my own relaxation and don’t have a lot of experience. Mostly do still life but love nature and would like to do more. Have always had trouble with grasses. This video was such a help. Will be looking forward to more.

  5. I really took the time to watch your vido, you were very professional, and easy to follow. You are a great teacher, thank you & God for your talents, I look forward to learning more from you, Water colors are the most difficult for me, however, it is getting easier. You captured much of the God’s winter scene. Thanksssssssssssssssss again

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