Category: Artwork

Let’s Paint Autumn Nest!

On my last nature adventure with my Mom, we spotted this cute bird’s nest which was eye level on a shrub or young tree of which I have not yet identified. Not only did we discover a nest but beautiful blue berries too! Here… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Autumn Nest!”

Let’s Paint a Winter Landscape!

Oh boy! How I love winter! It always seems that I get impatient for the next season to arrive, I start to daydream about it and then I have to paint it way before it starts! So here we go: Step 1: Here is… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Winter Landscape!”

Let’s Paint Day Lit Moon!

Remember the pictures of the day lit moon and autumn trees? Let’s paint it! Here is a sketch of our painting. I am using vine charcoal to make a rough sketch on wallis pastel paper. Don’t forget the little moon! Speaking of the moon,… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Day Lit Moon!”

Let’s Re-Paint Gentle Creek!

Re-Paint? Yes, a few months ago I painted this picture of a tree next to a creek and I HATE it: I like the tree, however there was a hill immediately behind the tree which in my painting looks like a wall. A yucky… Continue Reading “Let’s Re-Paint Gentle Creek!”

Let’s Paint Goose Lake Prairie!

Remember this photo of Goose Lake Prairie? Let’s paint it. Here’s an early tip: Get a nice glossy, large reference photo, of real good quality before you try to paint. I only paint from my computer screen when I absolutely have to. My screen… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Goose Lake Prairie!”

Let’s Paint Spears Woods!

Spears Woods of the Palos Division Forest Preserves in Cook County, is one of my most favorite places to hike. Not only does it have many trails to choose from, but is also contains a few wetlands and tons of wildlife! When I hike… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Spears Woods!”

Let’s Paint the Waterlily!

After visiting Mr. Green Frog at the swamp, I was in a good summery mood, wanting to take some of that swamp home with me. What a better way to have a souvenir than to paint one! I decided not to paint Mr. Green… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint the Waterlily!”

Let’s Paint a Nature Trail!

OK, I first have to say that I’m longing for autumn, my most favorite season ever! The greatest thing about being an artist is that you never have to follow any rules. Do I have to paint a landscape summer scene just because we… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Nature Trail!”

Let’s Paint the Heron!

Let’s both paint the night heron that we saw at Lake Katherine a few posts ago! I believe with good instruction and practice anyone can learn to paint. How do you know you can’t draw or paint if you’ve never tried? OK, here we… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint the Heron!”