Speed Demo Video Spring Sunset Soft Pastel

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

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Return to Retreat CITW

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

October Sunrise Watercolor

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

Tender Devotion Watercolor – Winter Tree

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

Let’s Paint November Sunset!

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!

Arrowhead Lake Sunset Sketch

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 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

Morning Sky 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

Mini Sunset Watercolor

 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

Let’s Paint Trees at Dusk!

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!