Month: July 2011

July 2011 Sketch Class Results

July’s sketch class was a success. We had such a wonderful artistic fellowship while discovering nature. After a short walk from the nature center, we settled in by the slough to take in the amazing view. The dead trees across the slough caught my…

Last Night’s Thunderstorm – Lightning Sketch

Flashes of intense lightning to the north, it came in quickly this time. The lightning is so bright that it reflects off my drapes for it is too powerful to be contained only to the sky. Wanting to go out but in fear, I sit…

July 2011 Sketch Class this Saturday

It’s SO MUCH FUN!!! *shouting* Interested in learning how to sketch nature with watercolors but don’t know how to begin? Join me for a free class this Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs, IL. Meet in the parking lot…

Imperial Moth Watercolor Sketch

Imperial Moth watercolor “Whoa!!!!” That’s what I said when a co-worker walked into work with this dead beauty in his hands. WOW….it’s HUGE…over 5 inches wide!  He found it, already expired, in the grass and because he knows I’m a nut for nature he…

How to Paint a Summer Tree in Watercolors VIDEO

For all those who would like a little demonstration on how to paint a tree with foliage here is a video. Because of length they are split up in two sections. Enjoy! 1 of 2 (9 mins) 2 of 2 (7 mins)

Today Only $6 Off Mugs

Chickadee Mug by Lets_Paint_Nature Make Travel mugs online with Zazzle   I had the opportunity to upload some artwork to Zazzle and create some products. Today, they are offering $6 off all mugs with code: zbdayallmugs   I don’t really push selling a lot on this…

Organ-Pipe Mud Dauber Nest Sketch

To go exploring wild and free, with not one care in the world… oh I wish you can experience this and treasure it forever! That’s what I did with flip flops on, walking in the cold stream over algae covered rocks. Slow, slow, balance…