Monthly Archives: November 2013

Step by Step VIDEO Waterfall Glen Watercolor Sketch

After many months of technical difficulties with my camera and such, I am FINALLY pleased to present this video series of Waterfall Glen. This was taken last August and will help you with your summertime watercolor sketches, dealing with that ever dreaded subject of too much “green” color. This was filmed during my MeetUp group: Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers.

Video 1 of 5 (all videos are about 10 mins each)

Video 2 of 5

Video 3 of 5

Video 4 of 5

Video 5 of 5

Have fun and play along! 🙂

To see more videos visit my YouTube channel



Oak Collection Watercolor



From the parking lot I take the black trail. I increase the pace of my steps to a quick speed, anxious to place a pillow over the noise from the highway and suffocate it.

Even the quiet doesn’t greet me with open arms however, as my mind is still wrestling with struggles and concerns.

But I will not let them win. It’s a choice and I choose to fight.

I arm myself with a spot off trail, lay my jacket down, and sit amongst the weeds and dried goldenrods. I emptied my problems on the main trail. They’re not allowed here. It’s only God and myself.


I sit in the sun on the ground and close my eyes.
Everything comes to life….

The scraping of dried leaves, the screeching of distant blue jays, the tossing of my hair by the wind, and the sun – so bright – penetrating my eye lids.
No room for darkness.
No room for darkness.

And there I have it, my answer.

Stay in His light and there will be no room for darkness.

I laugh out loud.


So now that I have received a plan of attack, will I execute? It’s so easy to say the words, but will I do it?
Yes. I must.
It is a choice.

Be well friends. Enjoy Autumn while it’s still here.