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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”

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… 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… 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… 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… 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.… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Sat 05-26-12 Cancelled”

Saturday Sketch Class Cancelled

Unfortunately, this Saturday’s sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse will be cancelled due to illness. It seems that I am the last in my family to have the stomach virus and it’s stronger than expected. 😦 One by one everyone got it, but I… Continue Reading “Saturday Sketch Class Cancelled”

Free Watercolor Sketch Class Saturday

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last Saturday of the month and if you’re in the Chicago area, feel free to join me tomorrow at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs, Il, for a hike and a sketch from 9AM –… Continue Reading “Free Watercolor Sketch Class Saturday”

International Day of Climate Action There 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… Continue Reading “International Day of Climate Action”

Earth Hour this Saturday

Don’t forget to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday, March 28, 2009 from 8:30pm-9:30pm. What is Earth Hour? It’s a collection of households and businesses turning off their electricity for one particular hour. Many buildings did so last year and the Chicago skyline was… Continue Reading “Earth Hour this Saturday”