Mighty Oaks Watercolor Sketch

On the advice of a Dove Candy wrapper (sea salt caramel & dark chocolate), I got lost on purpose.... Swallows dance above Crabapple Lake. Even though it is an overcast day, I can still see their shadow on the surface of the lake as they swoop within an inch of the water. The wind pushes … Continue reading Mighty Oaks Watercolor Sketch

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Hearth in the Woods – Watercolor Sketch

In the Midwest where chill reigns for a quarter of the year, you will find a solemn hearth if you're lucky in the midst of the woods. Not every preserve has one, but when you happen to spot one, it's like a treasure. This one is located at Knoch Knolls Park in Naperville, IL. On … Continue reading Hearth in the Woods – Watercolor 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 find a partially frozen stream with razor-sharp shards of ice and geometric … Continue reading Sketch Class Results March 2011

Let’s Paint Some Acorns!

Do you know that nature never ceases to amaze me? How often I hike, how often I notice things around me and it seems that I always discover something new...something different. I hope I never run out of things to discover. I hope I never learn everything. I never want to be a know-it-all. On a simple hike, I … Continue reading Let’s Paint Some Acorns!