Sketch Class Results October 2011

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A perfect midwest autumn scene: blazing reds, golden yellows and subdued browns. That’s what greeted us this crisp (downright cold) autumn morning as we met to converse with nature.

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Our mission was to take a short hike and find at least three different leaves which spoke to us. We met at the fire pit circle and sketched our leaves, step-by-step.

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For some, it was their first time. I’m always amazed when people say they don’t paint with watercolors…their artwork comes out so wonderful!!!

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And others who regularly practice, fill their beautiful sketchbooks with vibrant memories to last.

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What a fantastic spread! Such colorful delectables.

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Collectively we gathered to celebrate a fleeting season and each in our own way, suddenly find ourselves connected to autumn. As time slipped out of our consciousness we reached a deeper place, a place where stress isn’t allowed, nor concerns for the realities of life. What a wonderful place to be.

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Not wanting to waste this beautiful color, the idea was put to the group to walk some more and do a landscape sketch. A 2-for-1, yesssssss!

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To be students of nature, what a blessing, may we never graduate but continue to be mesmerised by nature’s awe.

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We captured this moment in time, autumn’s garment…how fast it changes!

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my Long John Slough October watercolor

Here is a close up of my slough watercolor sketch.

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my October leaves watercolor sketch

And lastly, a close up of my leaves.

I hope you enjoyed this review of October’s watercolor sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center in Willow Springs, IL. Maybe you would like to join us in November?

4 Comments on “Sketch Class Results October 2011

  1. This looks like a wonderful, wonderful way to spend time. The sketches are great.

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