Category: Nature Sketching

Speed Demo Video Spring Sunset Soft Pastel

It’s been a long time since you’ve seen a video, huh?!? Yeah, I’m slacking! Well, no more! Time to get to work. And more to come….I promise. Normally, I like to perform a step by step painting demo right in nature. It is so…

Nature in November Watercolor Sketch

Green Valley Forest Preserves 32°F mostly sunny, brisk wind When my nerves become anxious and I recognize that prickly, edgy feeling in my spirit, I know it’s time to distance myself from society. It’s my adult time-out. One I most willingly take. I escape…

Mushroom Collection Watercolor

I love painting mushrooms, but not eating them. I think they’re beautiful and fascinating and you can never predict exactly where you will find them. It’s always a surprise. Here is a collection of some I found in the last month. Chicken mushroom growing…

Rain and a Glimpse of Autumn Sketch

08-28-2016 (Sun) 88°F Rain. Beautiful rain. Straight down it was…no meandering, no skewing, no divergence, no wind. Tapping on leaves in trees creates a sound as if hundreds are clapping. My spirit is clapping. I try to hear splashes in the puddles but cannot….

Bittersweet Nightshade Watercolor Sketch

I found this beautiful weed climbing on a friend’s fence. Beautiful but rather toxic. While not as poisonous as its cousin, Deadly Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade should not be consumed. On this particular vine, the berries were in every stage of color. The berries start…

Rough Sketch – Cicada Shell

Vanity – n., 1 anything that is in vain or futile 2 worthlessness or futility 3 being vain, or too proud of oneself  (Webster’s New World Dictionary) It is my love for nature… that is the reason why I decided to start, Let’s Paint…

Summer Vitality Watercolor

I’m having a difficult time feeling as alive as summer does. That’s as honest as the sun is hot. I sit in amazement watching bright yellow American Goldfinches flit from purple thistle to purple thistle, always singing a cheery tune. I notice insects scampering…

Shooting Star Wildflower Watercolor

Did you ever just happen to be staring at the night sky and be pleasantly surprised by a shooting star? That moment of being caught off guard and suddenly delighted is exhilarating. It is something you really cannot plan. Recently while hiking, I too…

Fern Moss and Shelf Mushroom Watercolor

45°F cold rain I am wearing my rain gear with layers of clothing bundled underneath as I walk on a grassy trail laced with mud. I don’t mind the mud nor do I mind the cold drizzle on my face. In a lifetime of…

String of Diamonds Watercolor

Did you ever hear someone groan when it started to rain? “Oh MAN!” They might sigh, “Why does it have to rain? It messes up my day. I hate rain.” Oh, but the beauty! So gentle, so rare…..if you look for it. See past…