Soft Spring Watercolor

I think it's finely here. Spring has made a very late appearance in Chicago. Last week we had snowfall on several days. There are no leaves on the trees and it's almost May. The birds are confused and so are the trees. But this morning was glorious. So quiet... so soft... and the wildlife is … Continue reading Soft Spring Watercolor


December Tree Overlooks Snow Crested Bank Watercolor

Let's go hiking and painting at Churchill Woods. Come on... I'll bring Oscar Mayer the dog and you bring yourself! It will be fun. When Oscar Mayer stops to do his business, I stop to notice nature up close. Here we have lichen growing among moss on tree bark. Very delicate and very beautiful. Delicate? … Continue reading December Tree Overlooks Snow Crested Bank Watercolor

Need Copyright Free Reference Photos for Painting?

Reblog Post from: Millionaire’s Digest Magazine 1. Unsplash Did you know Unsplash adds 10 new royalty-free photos every 10 days and they’re almost always of breathtakingly attractive beautiful landscapes. Just scroll to the bottom of its home page! 2. Picjumbo Picjumbo is a personal favorite of mine due to its easy navigation and extremely high-resolution … Continue reading Need Copyright Free Reference Photos for Painting?

Blind Sketch Location, Great Event Fullersburg Woods

As a Meet-Up organizer to the Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers group, I can schedule sketch class where ever and when ever I want, but the best part of the deal is that members can suggest a location all on their own to the Meet-Up site and create a future event. Exciting because it is a place … Continue reading Blind Sketch Location, Great Event Fullersburg Woods

Sketch Class Sat 05-26-12 Cancelled

To students in the Chicago area: Unfortunately due to illness, I am going to have to cancel tomorrow's (05-26-12) sketch class. I don't have a horrible illness, just sore throat, chills, fatigue...I'm sure a few days of rest will be what I need. Bummer...a holiday weekend too. I plan to resume class on Saturday, June 30th at the Little Red … Continue reading Sketch Class Sat 05-26-12 Cancelled

International Day of Climate Action

http://www.350.orgThere is no doubt that humans have contributed to the out of control rise in carbon dioxide especially within the last 100 years, unless that is, you are a business man or politician. Scientists say right now the atmosphere contains 387 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide.  That's too high! Glaciers are melting, sea … Continue reading International Day of Climate Action