Month: January 2012

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…