Tag: Cook County Forest Preserves

Free Sketch Class Saturday

Just a friendly reminder that this Saturday (November 27, 2010) is another free watercolor sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center in Willow Springs, IL. Class will start at 9am and end at 12 noon. Dress for the weather!!! We will try…

Misty Sketch at Swallow Cliff

To play in the midst of mystery, when fog descends and things are not what they appear to be….oh how much fun there is to be had in nature! In the Chicago area during the early evening hours, we were greeted with a dark…

Fight For Life Sketch Bullfrog Lake

11-07-2010 (Sunday) 60°F  sunny, windy Bullfrog Lake The sun is warm when the wind stops. For one second, I get a really sweet smell…but I don’t know what it is or where it is coming from. Then it vanishes. The wind is so strong…

Trees of Turtlehead Sketch

Nov. 3, 2010 54°F, clouds coming from the west, wind Turtlehead Lake I find a group of trees along the orange trail that holds my attention, I make myself comfortable and sit right down. The sun at my back is starting to fade as…

October Sketch Class Results

October 30th was another free sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. A short hike took us to the location the group decided to sketch. It is of an overlook on Long John Slough. This autumn morning we had a crisp temperature…

Autumn on Maple Lake watercolor

Have you ever seen an autumn tree that was so brilliant and so luminous that it looked as if it had to be plugged into an electrical outlet? Wow, I love that. Yesterday I stopped by Maple Lake in Willow Springs, to check on the autumn…

Art Fair Watercolor

Last Sunday was the art fair at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. This was my view as I sat at my booth. I must say, I did have the best view! Not only that, but I was right across from the Kettle Corn…

Little Red Schoolhouse Art Fair 2010

It’s that time of year again! The annual Little Red Schoolhouse Art Fair is almost here. This Sunday, October 3rd from 10am-4pm, I will be at the fair selling original fine art, cards, and bookmarks. So far, the weatherman is predicting a beautiful sunny…

Let’s Paint Storm Over Autumn Tree!

Do you remember my hike at Bullfrog Lake after an intense but brief storm? Well, one tree in particular caught my eye. It is a tree which possesses such character, that it stops you dead in your tracts. It catches you staring at it for several…

Bullfrog Lake After Storm Watercolor

09-18-2010 66°F  thunder storm, cool breeze Bullfrog Lake Goldenrods nod in the meadow after a quick but intense thunderstorm rolls through, leaving every blade of grass and every turning leaf heavy, with large drops of rain. The storm has scared off people as Bullfrog Lake is barren, quiet, and…