Sketch Class Results Jan 2012

The cold realities of winter did not hinder our love for art and nature. All eager participants showed up bright and early on this frosty January morning, ready to get to work play. We did however, agree to sketch from inside the nature center as the wind was fierce and the wind chill was in the … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Jan 2012

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Kitty Graphite Wash

I decided to change up my mediums and practice sketching with something other than watercolors. General's Sketch & Wash pencil (made in the USA, yeaaaaaah!!!) is a nice change of pace and I highly recommend it as a quick, yet fun sketching tool. It acts just like a pencil, however it is watersoluble, which means you … Continue reading Kitty Graphite Wash

Glitter Falling Snow watercolor sketch

As the sun peeks out from the clouds, the snow is transformed into glitter. Glitter, literally. It is falling soft and slow, straight down for there is no wind. A calm hush prevails. It is a very holy moment. As I sketch this scene from my window, a foreclosed house is in my view. There is … Continue reading Glitter Falling Snow watercolor sketch

Blue Trail Bridge at Bullfrog Sketch

Come hike with me on the blue trail at Bullfrog Lake! Click to listen (hiking on gravel trail with dried leaves) There, now you're hiking with me! It is very calm. There is no wind and the trees are mute. Can you see the peach color in the sky just above the horizon? I LOVE … Continue reading Blue Trail Bridge at Bullfrog Sketch

Dariana’s Chickadee watercolor

I painted this for my friend's step-daughter. She is visiting from Costa Rica. This is her first time in America. So what does a girl from Costa Rica need from Chicago? SNOW! Unfortunately as it turns out, this is the mildest winter Chicago has had in a very long time. Mild and dry. Right now … Continue reading Dariana’s Chickadee watercolor

New Year New Hike New Sketch

It's been a while, huh? After having the stomach virus, I managed to find a tiny piece of ice to fall on....right on my tail bone *oooooouch*. That left me sore for over two weeks! Soon Christmas arrived and the holiday parties kept me busy. All of these things kept me out of the woods for about a month. Well, I'm … Continue reading New Year New Hike New Sketch