Rice Lake at Danada Forest Preserves Watercolor Sketch

As the leaves blow by and the air turns slightly cooler, I know it's a race against time. Autumn is here and it doesn't like to linger. So I'm trying to get out as much as possible. Last Saturday I had the chance to go to Danada Woods a forest preserve in DuPage County. Immediately … Continue reading Rice Lake at Danada Forest Preserves Watercolor Sketch

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Deep Forest Waterfall Watercolor

The chilled air is moist in the deep dark forest. The trail is lengthy and all you see are trees, but then you start to hear a sound.... You stop walking to hear it louder. Is that a trickle? You start walking again except your steps are quicker, happier. Then you discover it! A forest … Continue reading Deep Forest Waterfall Watercolor

What Grows in Felled Log – watercolor

This watercolor was done from a friend's photo of a felled log in the woods. I love how little seedlings took in the cavity of the log, making a very suitable home.  The wet forest floor makes perfect conditions for the yummy moss that encapsulates the log. How I wish to be tiny and make … Continue reading What Grows in Felled Log – watercolor

Where Do Raccoons Sleep…Right Here

I'm not kidding, every time I go out into the woods it's a different adventure. Something new each time catches me off guard. As I took a hike this morning, I just happened to turn my head and noticed something odd. Do you see anything strange? What's that lump on the branch? To make matters … Continue reading Where Do Raccoons Sleep…Right Here