https://youtu.be/wTkj0VqP45k 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 much more pleasant than an indoor studio, however I saw … Continue reading Speed Demo Video Spring Sunset Soft Pastel
It is time once again. I felt it stir within, an urgency to go back. A time to retreat. As I grow, I am more in tune with my body and emotions. With the weight of work and family obligations I needed a time out. Silence is what I crave, giving me the ability to … Continue reading Return to Retreat CITW
My consecration. How do I pause morning and partake this very moment without your desertion? Rescue my heart and stay a bit longer... Oh, but you can't. I will trap you with color and mix you with water and embed you in paper. My feeble attempt of ensnaring. A way to consecrate. That which I … Continue reading October Sunrise Watercolor
The light changes and you catch yourself holding your breath. A fiery glow in the horizon...enthralling. Its ending presentation a hot display quietly turns into a mauve hush. Oh quickly went the dusk that took my tender devotion; Can we meet again tomorrow? Over the weekend my intent was to be in the woods. As … Continue reading Tender Devotion Watercolor – Winter Tree
What is it about November that I like so much? Could it be the calm before the storm (peace before holiday chaos)? Could it be the de-clutter of leaves on the trees, providing a sort of de-clutter in my mind? Is it the warmth of the sweater that surrounds me or the first sip of hot … Continue reading Let’s Paint November Sunset!
A reprieve from winter, a welcomed mild day...how lovely! Yesterday I made a quick stop at Arrowhead Lake. The sun, enveloped in a slight haze and in the company of dark blue clouds, sets behind the trees, giving me a peek-a-boo yellow surprise in between branches. What do I hear? Unexpectedly, I hear the first chorus frog … Continue reading Arrowhead Lake Sunset Sketch
Winter Sunset Sketch4:20pm 17°F icy cold wind Centennial Park As daylight quickly slips away, a golden glow desperately hangs near the horizon. Purples and blues creep in behind me, shadows start to disappear, and the night takes over. The retention pond is nearly iced-covered except for a small round opening which contains many mallards and geese, … Continue reading Winter Sunset Sketch
I'm really not a morning person on my day off, so when I stepped out the door to walk my doggie for a morning piddle, my eyes opened up real wide when I saw this beautiful sky. Suddenly, I was AWAKE and excited to paint! I ran in the house, threw doggie a treat, and … Continue reading Morning Sky Sketch
This little guy only measures 3.5x2.5 (ATC size). Tiny is fun. Why? Tiny is fun because you're not obligated for hours trying to create a large piece of art. Tiny is fast. This only took 30 minutes to complete. Tiny is good for practicing. You can make many pieces of art and learn from mistakes … Continue reading Mini Sunset Watercolor
You are going to like this step-by-step pastel demonstration of how to paint trees at dusk! This may be a little advanced, but don't worry, with a little practice you'll be able to handle this, no problem. Here is my set up and reference photo. I took the photo at Goose Lake Prairie about 2 … Continue reading Let’s Paint Trees at Dusk!