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July 2011 Sketch Class this Saturday

It’s SO MUCH FUN!!! *shouting* Interested in learning how to sketch nature with watercolors but don’t know how to begin? Join me for a free class this Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Willow Springs, IL. Meet in the parking lot… Continue Reading “July 2011 Sketch Class this Saturday”

Lake Kathrine Spring Sketch

Lake Kathrine Spring watercolor sketch Tender. Tender is the color of spring. Tender is the touch of the gentle breeze on my cheek. Tender are the babies which are born. Tender are the blossoms: pink, white, and blue.   Do you know what’s not tender… Continue Reading “Lake Kathrine Spring Sketch”

Sketch Class Results April 2011

Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class April 2011 Amanda, Scott, Michelle, Amy, Lori, Alanna (kneeling), myself, and Sue Wow! What a class!!! Finally blessed with a perfect warm day to do some watercolor sketching, the group headed out on the White Oak Trail in search for… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results April 2011”

Blustery Day at Maple Lake Sketch

 I stopped by Maple Lake with good intentions on completing a watercolor sketch. I got as far as a pencil sketch when my white and red fingers couldn’t take it any longer….HEAT, they need heat! I grabbed my stuff and ran to the car…I’ll… Continue Reading “Blustery Day at Maple Lake Sketch”

Sketch Class Results March 2011

03-26-2011 25°F  cloudy, cold, windy We take a short hike on the White Oak Trail before we paint, even though it is terribly cold with a persistent wind, we desperately want to connect with nature. In search for Spring Beauty wildflowers we come up short, instead we… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results March 2011”

Sketch Class Results Feb 2011

02-26-2011 28°F Light snow, no wind We first hike the Black Oak Trail, to get our blood pumping and connect with nature. The heavy odor of burnt firewood hangs in the air. I do not know where the smell originates. Fresh snow makes identifying animal tracks a… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results Feb 2011”

Jan 2011 Watercolor Sketch Class Results

It is mild, there is no wind, and we are at a sweltering 30°F. Sweltering? Yes! After weeks of cooler temps, this is a heat wave in the Chicago area. So mild that the gang decided to sketch outside instead of inside! Yesssss! We are nature… Continue Reading “Jan 2011 Watercolor Sketch Class Results”

Sketch Class Results November 2010

The free November sketch class at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center was a hit! As we took a short hike around the slough, we noticed something not seen last month. Can you find it in this picture? HOT DOG…it’s a beaver lodge!!! Wow!… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results November 2010”

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… Continue Reading “Free Sketch Class Saturday”

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… Continue Reading “Art Fair Watercolor”