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

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Let’s Paint a Winter Branch with Watercolors!

Hi Folks! This is going to be a fun lesson and very easy! No really, I'm serious, very easy!! Have you tried painting with watercolors but were frustrated because you didn't know why it wasn't doing what you wanted? Well, this lesson will take some of the guess work out what's happening. Here is our … Continue reading Let’s Paint a Winter Branch with Watercolors!

Not So Hidden Pond Watercolor Sketch

The blanket of snow tried to quiet you...but you wouldn't have it. With frozen branches and stiff grasses, Your clamor wont quit! Oh frozen woods on thaw...make your sound bellow! This is Hidden Pond. In the winter time it is not so hidden. And on a day like yesterday it was fully exposed as a … Continue reading Not So Hidden Pond Watercolor Sketch

Beauty in Unveiling Watercolor

Vulnerable. There's a certain beauty in the unveiling. The wind, like a sculptor, carves here and there. Which leaves shall He choose? The ones that need it first. He knows what He's doing, to refine and to try. Don't stop the progress. Just like an autumn tree reveals its structure, its true character,  so do … Continue reading Beauty in Unveiling Watercolor

Step by Step VIDEO Waterfall Glen Watercolor Sketch

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: … Continue reading Step by Step VIDEO Waterfall Glen Watercolor Sketch

Oak Collection Watercolor

11-3-13 51°F Sunny From the parking lot I take the black trail. I increase the pace of my steps to a quick speed, anxious to place a pillow over the noise from the highway and suffocate it. Even the quiet doesn't greet me with open arms however, as my mind is still wrestling with struggles … Continue reading Oak Collection Watercolor

Autumn’s Approach – Kankakee River Watercolor Sketch

Autumn. My favorite season of all seasons. We are now experiencing Summer's whimper and watching it lose its grip. I welcome the cool nights, the dance of the autumn leaf as it spins to the ground, and that unbelievably delicious smell that no other season can offer. Why does Autumn have to be so fleeting?!? … Continue reading Autumn’s Approach – Kankakee River Watercolor Sketch

Help in Troubled Times -Free Download- Doing Good

FREE. Freeeeeeeee. This artwork is FREE!!!! Wow! I haven't done one of these in OVER a year! I think I'm sleeping at the wheel.  😮 Anyway, I give you this artwork for encouragement and something to pass along. free artwork doing good  <--- save the PDF file, print it, share it. I have a whole page … Continue reading Help in Troubled Times -Free Download- Doing Good

Cicada Coffin Sketch

Cicada Coffin I found this little guy in the middle of the trail. He looked perfectly preserved. I knew right away I needed to sketch him. He brings me much joy. The serenade of the cicada, when heard for the first time of the year, brings a smile from ear to ear. It represents more … Continue reading Cicada Coffin Sketch

Blessings and Fears at Bullfrog Lake

Clouds are rolling in from the northwest. Diffused sunlight still sparkles and dances on top of Bullfrog Lake, despite all of the clouds. It is a pleasant and cool breeze which brushes up against my skin and refreshes me. The same breeze that plays music in between the leaves on top of the trees. And maybe still, it is … Continue reading Blessings and Fears at Bullfrog Lake