Spooky Halloween Sketch

This watercolor sketch (Payne's gray only and black Micron pen), was done with the new MeetUp sketch class last Saturday at Resurrection Cemetery. We met at the main entrance and drove to the old section with beautiful stones and statues. It was really nice to divert from landscapes only and try structures....a nice change of pace. Here is … Continue reading Spooky Halloween Sketch


Maple Lake Watercolor Sketch

Maple Lake A blustery day this was as I sat in my car and sketched from the parking area. I was waaaaay under dressed to be sitting outside for an hour painting. It was very windy, so windy that the waters were choppy and there were no reflections on the lake. Sometimes even a quick … Continue reading Maple Lake Watercolor Sketch

Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine

Saturday morning was a bit brisk, but that didn't stop this nature loving crowd (Alanna, Katie, Tommy),  from hiking on this frosty autumn morning at Lake Katherine! I'm so glad I started this group, it will help bring me back to sketching on a regular base, while gathering with friends. We took a hike around … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine

Calling All Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers

Here we go folks! If you are in the Chicagoland area and want to sketch and hike. This group is for you! Click on the meetup logo to sign up. This group will consist of a bunch of nature loving amateur artists. We will find locations all over the Chicagoland area to explore with our sketchbooks. After … Continue reading Calling All Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers

The Sketch I Had to Make

Horsetail Lake Well friends, without going through all the details, I have to say I've been going through some really tough personal issues. I found myself slipping down a slippery drain of depression and the inability to do the things I love. Sometimes to break free of this invisible tight hold, you need to just force yourself … Continue reading The Sketch I Had to Make