Last June I went to Christ in the Wilderness for a 4 day retreat. Every time I visit, I’m rewarded with beautiful solitude, majestic nature, the ability to think and pray. It is like a spiritual renewal or refreshing. God works in mysterious ways and I believe he was speaking to me through nature, almost preparing me for the near future. More of that on a later post.
While I was there in June, I took video of the surroundings and was inspired to paint a picture of a lonely birdhouse on a wire fence that borders the property of CITW. After completing the painting, I was inspired to name it:
This perhaps is in direct relation to the passing of my dear friend, Alanna. She always said our bodies are vessels and this world is not our home. How true.
Today’s video is in two parts. It is a pastel painting with a watercolor underwash on a white Ampersand Pastelbord. There are a few minutes of beautiful nature in both videos. The first video is a demo of the bulk of the painting and the second video is a demo of highlighting the details. All supplies are listed in the info section on YouTube. Enjoy.
Video 1 of 2 (9 minutes)
Video 2 of 2 (5 minutes)
It was brought to my attention that sometimes the videos do not show up in your email. That’s weird. I do not know why this happens. In any case, if you are reading this post from your email and do not see the videos embedded in your email, visit http://www.letspaintnature.com and view from the web site.
Interested on a print or greeting card of Going Home?
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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 this magnificent breathtaking sunset as I was driving to Springfield, IL, two weeks ago and I only had time to click a quick picture. So this demo is done from a photo.
Here is the photo:
Here is a photo of the final painting:
Unfortunately the video has poor lighting, so the final (which was scanned in) looks much more vibrant. I am using new software so quality will improve with use.
I hope you are keeping up with your art. I hope you are playing and practicing. I hope you are taking time for yourself in this area. Life can be overwhelming most of the time, especially if you have a full time job and a family. You have to fight for your time. Fight for it. It will keep you healthy.
Here is a link for archival prints if interested:
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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 too much “green” color. This was filmed during my MeetUp group: Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers.
Video 1 of 5 (all videos are about 10 mins each)
Video 2 of 5
Video 3 of 5
Video 4 of 5
Video 5 of 5
Have fun and play along! 🙂
To see more videos visit my YouTube channel
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For all those who would like a little demonstration on how to paint a tree with foliage here is a video. Because of length they are split up in two sections. Enjoy!
1 of 2 (9 mins)
2 of 2 (7 mins)
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Do you want to go on a hike with me at McClaughrey Springs Woods? We’ll find some woodland wildflowers and after that, I’ll show you a real easy step-by-step watercolor sketch. I know you can do this one! I’ll give you techniques to take a complicated landscape and create a simple watercolor for your journal.
*To avoid interruption while viewing the video, pause the video and allow it to buffer (you can see a red bar under the screen), when done buffering, play the video.
1 of 3 (10 min)
2 of 3 (9 min)
3 of 3 (9 min)
I love doing this!!!! I hope you enjoyed the videos and it helped you.
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