Last Saturday morning greeted us with a brisk biting wind and a mere 20°F.
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, etc, etc…
The group did an amazing job painting the display of mama deer and her baby. We started with the lightest colors first, then medium, lastly darks and then touched up spots with a micron pen. We also used masking fluid for baby’s spots. Still life is much more difficult than landscape, but you couldn’t tell that these artists weren’t pros!
Here is a close up of my baby sketch.
And a close up of mama.
Photo by Alanna. (Michelle, Myself, Alanna, Katie, and Amanda)
We had fun, even though we couldn’t paint outside. That didn’t stop us from taking a hike afterwards though!
Hopefully next month will be warm enough to be outside. Maybe you would like to join us? No experience necessary!