Stream and Bridge Watercolor Sketch – Waterfall Glen

This is down stream from Waterfall Glen. You might remember last year's sketch in the springtime. With this sketch, I tried to get layer upon layer of watercolor distant trees to convey depth. I also love the way the stream is partially frozen, the bright white ice is the paper showing through, very easy to … Continue reading Stream and Bridge Watercolor Sketch – Waterfall Glen

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Dried Winter Wildflower and Weeds Sketch

Last week I ordered the book, Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter, by Lauren Brown. I can never have enough field books. I'm a field book addict 😉 Anyway, what did I have to do immediately?!? Collect some samples of course! Here are my samples. The first one is Aster, the next two I have no … Continue reading Dried Winter Wildflower and Weeds Sketch

Let’s Paint Sun and Shadow Pine!

Okay Folks, the Holidays are over and this is a brand new year with bright brand new beginnings. So lets get crack-a-lackin' and get serious about our artwork! Today we will learn how to paint a pine tree with soft pastels.... Here is my reference photo. This photo was taken at the Morton Arboretum in … Continue reading Let’s Paint Sun and Shadow Pine!