Feb 2012 Sketch Class Results

Last Saturday morning greeted us with a brisk biting wind and a mere 20°F. Brrrrrrr. We love nature but we're not crazy...so we decided to sketch from inside the nature center. Each of us found a spot we wanted to paint from and got to work. The hard part is balancing sketchbook, paints, brushes, water, … Continue reading Feb 2012 Sketch Class Results

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Coyote Skull Sketch

Oh the treasures in nature! How can I express such joy from my adventures in the woods with simple text? Not possible. Well, let's try... Yesterday I decided to walk the yellow trail from Pioneer Woods. It was a cold but strong sunny day. In the late afternoon light, the bare trees took on a golden … Continue reading Coyote Skull Sketch

St. Francis Woods Sketch

Being a hectic weekend, I couldn't get out, so these sketches are from photos of last weekend at St. Francis Woods. St. Francis Woods is a peaceful place which holds a retirement building for nuns. A highlight of the grounds is a wooded lot which runs along Hickory Creek. This is where I found a … Continue reading St. Francis Woods Sketch

Owl Pellet Sketch

Finally!!!! I FOUND them!!! Owl pellets. After years of knowing what to look for and searching diligently, I got them! Whoooo Hoooooo! Yessssssss. Owl pellets are regurgitated fur and bones. Owls cannot digest them. It's really not gross at all. If you have a cat, it's just like a hair ball. I collected 2.5 pellets. When I … Continue reading Owl Pellet Sketch