Category: sketchbook

Only by kayak

Only by kayak is how to see this viewSo few will observe itExcept maybe for the great blue heron…the one I accidentally flushed awayIt saw me a mile awayI didn’t fool anybodyI only grasped its presence when the graceful wings gave beat Then it… Continue Reading “Only by kayak”

Rose plume moth watercolor

Sometimes it’s the smallest things in life that make your day. I just happened to notice this tiny moth as I was walking in my front door. Its thin bat like wings caught my eye. What a delicate and handsome insect. From what I… Continue Reading “Rose plume moth watercolor”

Native Haven Oasis – Watercolor

Fake vs Real.Modified vs NaturalBeautiful vs Functional I started to think about these things. I’ve spoken about my native garden on this blog several times. Every morning that I do not have to work, I sit on the front porch with a cup of… Continue Reading “Native Haven Oasis – Watercolor”

Winsome Weevil – Watercolor

I know weevils can be troublesome. They eat plants and can even infest homes…but that snout…it’s so darn cute! This rhubarb weevil (Lixus concavus) appears to be yellow, however that’s just a powdery coat which can be rubbed off. Underneath is a brown beetle.… Continue Reading “Winsome Weevil – Watercolor”

That Pine Smell Though – watercolor

Saturated. The air was so.Soaked with a thick and glorious pine aroma. I swam in it. Soft was the carpet of pine needles.I settled on it. Serene was the light filtering through…Shadows dancing.I was swooned by it. Scrub pine. I was very excited to… Continue Reading “That Pine Smell Though – watercolor”

Spring Sketch at Willoway Brook -watercolor and video

I would say that springtime in the Chicagoland area has been phenomenal this year. Around here, we usually go from winter directly into summer. Or spring teases us with a few nice days, then we’re bombarded with humid, hot weather. Not so for 2021.… Continue Reading “Spring Sketch at Willoway Brook -watercolor and video”

Bobble Head Baby Bubo watercolor

First, I am sorry I have been away for soooooo long. I just finished an overwhelming semester at school of 5 classes and by the grace of God, I passed chemistry (which almost did me in, btw). Secondly, and unrelated, can you pray for… Continue Reading “Bobble Head Baby Bubo watercolor”

Infected Pines Watercolor

Sometimes nature is not always beautiful. It has as we perceive them, imperfections. One day, I noticed young red pines (Pinus resinosa) in a nearby park that had brown patches all along the bottom perimeter of each tree. I did not pay much attention… Continue Reading “Infected Pines Watercolor”

When snow turns to rain – watercolor

It is a spiritual thing to walk in the woods while it rains. You are alone with your thoughts, the drops echoing under your hood, and the Lord walks by your side… The other day I awoke to a fresh blanket of snow on… Continue Reading “When snow turns to rain – watercolor”

October Picnic watercolor sketch

An impromptu picnic at the East Branch Off-Leash Dog Park, part of the DuPage County Forest Preserves near Chicago. I was not planning on visiting here, but our semi was being serviced a few blocks away. Taking advantage of such an unusually warm autumn… Continue Reading “October Picnic watercolor sketch”