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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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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As you may already know, Let’s Paint Nature has been running for two years. The primary goal of this site is to offer free art lessons in the hopes of helping people become closer to nature. As of today, the “Learn How” page has 49 free step by step painting demonstrations. Yesss!
We’re going to take it one step further…
I do not have the equipment, but I have arranged for a camera person who has the equipment to start taking and editing video of short hikes and painting demonstrations and do it on a very low budget.
To keep this site running with many free lessons, I’m asking for the help of those who are able, to make a donation for camera production time and art supplies. If you enjoy this site and the demonstrations are helpful to you, please consider making a small donation. Donations of $10 or more will receive a free bookmark of their choice. Please leave your email info when donating so I can contact you. Your name (optional) or company logo will be listed on the video that was sponsored and also appear on the video page of this site.
Donations of any amount can be made by clicking the button to the right.
I believe it will be much easier for the viewer to follow along if they watch the demonstration instead of just reading the demonstration. That’s why I’m very excited about this project. Not only will you learn how to paint nature, but you will learn about nature as well and see it from the comfort of your own home! Cool Beans!!!