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 eye, so some of us decided to paint this scene. Here … Continue reading July 2011 Sketch Class Results

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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 in my room by the window like a coward, a fascinated … Continue reading Last Night’s Thunderstorm – Lightning Sketch

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 at 9AM. We will take a short hike and choose a … Continue reading July 2011 Sketch Class this Saturday

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 let me keep it. This imperial moth is really soft. The wings … Continue reading Imperial Moth Watercolor Sketch

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) http://youtu.be/FncBEzzO53s 2 of 2 (7 mins) http://youtu.be/x3YokQquKhE

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 site, however 6 bucks off is a good deal! I couldn't … Continue reading Today Only $6 Off Mugs

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 your steps. Don't fall in, the rocks are slippery! Yes, for … Continue reading Organ-Pipe Mud Dauber Nest Sketch