Category: step by step painting

Let’s Paint a Simple Summer Sketch

Let’s learn how to make a simple summer sketch for your nature journal! Yesterday I was able to get out to my favorite secret pond where I noticed tons of cup plants (Silphium perfoliatum) growing along the edge of the water. Cut plant is… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Simple Summer Sketch”

Let’s Paint Deer Takes Flight Watercolor Sketch

Do you want to paint a quick watercolor sketch using only a few colors? Okay! Let’s go. Here are my reference photos taken at Hammel Woods in Shorewood, IL on a beautiful winter day. Step 1: Sketch out your road map. What do you… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Deer Takes Flight Watercolor Sketch”

Let’s Paint a Field of Queens VIDEO

(Quick 6 minute speed demo) Queen Anne’s Lace is my favorite weed. When I was a child, I grew up next to an empty lot in the city and in the summer time the field was dressed in lace. Tall laced flowers dancing in… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Field of Queens VIDEO”

Let’s Paint an Easy Winter Landscape Free Step by Step Watercolor

This is Let’s Paint Nature’s 500th post! To celebrate, let’s post a free step by step watercolor demonstration!!! And let it be an easy on at that. Here we go…. This scene was taken from Knock Knolls in Naperville, IL. It will be a… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint an Easy Winter Landscape Free Step by Step Watercolor”

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… Continue Reading “Speed Demo Video Spring Sunset Soft Pastel”

Let’s Paint Pines by a Lake!

The November landscape has inspired me to create a soft pastel painting. Do you want to paint one with me? OK! Here we go! First, here is the scene that inspired me (minus the rocks)… Now, before we begin, here is a sneak peak… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Pines by a Lake!”

Let’s Paint an Easy Oak Leaf!

Yes, it will be easy. Yes, you CAN do this! So let’s get started and learn a simple way to paint an oak leaf using watercolors. But first, let me show you my palette so that you have the names of the colors. The… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint an Easy Oak Leaf!”

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… Continue Reading “Step by Step VIDEO Waterfall Glen Watercolor Sketch”

Let’s Paint a Warm Winter Field and Tree Pastel!

I don’t know what it is about an open field with few trees, but I just can’t get enough of them! Maybe it’s the open expanse of the field and the sky together, making you feel free or perhaps the feeling of looking far into the… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Warm Winter Field and Tree Pastel!”

Let’s Paint Sun and Shadow Pine!

Okay Folks, the Holidays are over and this is a brand new year with bright brand new beginnings. So lets get crack-a-lackin’ and get serious about our artwork! Today we will learn how to paint a pine tree with soft pastels…. Here is my… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Sun and Shadow Pine!”