Red Gate Woods Sketch

About a week ago, I made a mid-day hike in the summer heat at Red Gate Woods. Crazy? Maybe. I didn't realize how humid it was until going up several steep hills on the orange trail. When the back of your shirt becomes saturated with sweat...it's humid. Yuck. What was yummy on the other hand, was all … Continue reading Red Gate Woods Sketch

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Christmas Bird Watercolors

Lately, I've been trying to loosen up with my watercolors. The background of the blue jay represents what I'm talking about. I feel sometimes, as if I am too stiff while painting with watercolors. I mean, that's their true character...loose and free, and so let them be, loose and free! I have to remind myself...stop … Continue reading Christmas Bird Watercolors

Trees of Turtlehead Sketch

Nov. 3, 2010 54°F, clouds coming from the west, wind Turtlehead Lake I find a group of trees along the orange trail that holds my attention, I make myself comfortable and sit right down. The sun at my back is starting to fade as a thin layer of clouds arrive bringing with it a stronger wind. I … Continue reading Trees of Turtlehead Sketch

Blue Jay Lovebirds Sketch

While hiking, I caught two lovebirds having dinner. On a romantic afternoon they met, waiting their turn ever so patiently to grab some nourishment, all the while keeping one eye to the sky for danger. After each was satisfied, together they flew off looking for their next adventure. How romantic and just in time for Valentine's! I … Continue reading Blue Jay Lovebirds Sketch