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

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30 Minute Quick Watercolor Sketch Churchill Woods

Just above the water, swallows chase each other under the bridge. A Baltimore Oriole makes a quick appearance, then disappears into a sea of green. The wind is strong, but the temperature is warm and a rush sounds in between the leaves. I sit and make a quick sketch. Simple color and simple shapes. I … Continue reading 30 Minute Quick Watercolor Sketch Churchill Woods

East Branch DuPage River Watercolor Sketch

East Branch DuPage River Churchill Woods 40°F  Calm A mild temperature cultivates an ideal setting for wildlife. There seems to be no end this day, as I notice abundant wildlife everywhere. Sitting next to the quiet river, a gaggle of geese tranquilly bobs up and down. Suddenly, half of them take flight for reasons unknown. … Continue reading East Branch DuPage River Watercolor Sketch

Churchill Woods Watercolor Sketch

Red-wing blackbird parks above my head...That watchful eye focused on me while repeating mild warning calls.  check, check, check His shoulder badge bears witness to his duty as forerunner, he's obligated I suppose. But to the dragonflies, they pay no mind...darting, chasing, they zip within inches of me. And to the fish, they pay no … Continue reading Churchill Woods Watercolor Sketch