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A Year in Review – The Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class

I am happy to present:  A Year in Review…the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center Sketch Classes. I am so very proud of every single person who showed up to paint. Some were afraid, not having painted ever in their lives. Some were confident being seasoned…

Chukar Partridge Photos and Sketch

This chukar partridge was spotted by my cousin Jackie, who called me and asked, “Do you have your camera?!? GET OUTSIDE!!!” So I ran. What are you doing here Mr. Chukar? You live on the western part of the US year round and you…

Autumn Winds Sketch

The wind, being an advocate for winter, wants to strip the autumn trees clean. I the observer, while appreciating the forces of nature, want to retard this process. My power? Watercolors. I cannot bribe one leaf back on a branch, but I can record this day…

Organ-Pipe Mud Dauber Nest Sketch

To go exploring wild and free, with not one care in the world… oh I wish you can experience this and treasure it forever! That’s what I did with flip flops on, walking in the cold stream over algae covered rocks. Slow, slow, balance…

Lamb’s Ear and Honey Bee Sketch

I have a patch of lamb’s ear growing in my garden. It is silvery-green/gray and grows quite tall with tiny purple flowers around the stem. The flower buds look like tiny silver blueberries clustered together. The joy of this plant is to touch its…

Rose Watercolor Sketch

Under the weather and not myself, my Mom gave me the most beautiful delicate pink roses, which if I could include a scatch-n-sniff, would knock your socks off!!! They smell far better than I can paint them. Roses are pretty difficult to paint, there…

Mushrooms in the Woods Sketch

Journal entry: 6-16-2010 85°F mostly sunny, light breeze Country Lane Woods, Cook County Forest Preserves Zone 6 The mosquitoes are vicious this afternoon. Humid wet conditions make them happy. I will put up with them for a little while and render my payment, a…