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A Very Late Spring Sketch – Papoose Lake

Oh tired and sleepy trees – wake up! It’s Spring! Winter’s death grip has finally loosened up in the Chicago area. Wheeeew…it’s been a long one. The grass has responded  but the trees are still silent. Maybe this week of constant warm weather will…

Let’s Paint a Summer Tree!

Yesterday I visited Papoose Lake in Palos Park, IL., part of Cook County’s protected Forest Preserves. I fell in love with a scene just across the lake; a water spout and an elm tree. Can you just imagine all of the peoples past, that went…

Let’s Paint the Blue Dasher Dragonfly!

Remember we saw the blue dasher at Papoose Lake a few weeks ago? Let’s have a lot of fun by learning how to paint this dragonfly using watercolor paints… Here is our reference photo. Isn’t he handsome? Step 1: Make a rough sketch on…

Let’s Paint the Green Frog at Papoose Lake!

Remember the little green frog we found at Papoose Lake? He’s so cute! My daughter named him Bart. Bartholomew Green Frog from Papoose. Very fitting considering Saint Bartholomew’s (one of the 12 Apostles) feast day is in August. Well, here we go…Let’s paint the…

Papoose Fisherman Sketch

I love watching people fish. Especially the type of fishing person that reminds me of my Grandpa; elderly, gentle, and having a grand ole time for hours in solitude with nature. At Papoose Lake, I came upon such a fishing person… What a terrific…

Papoose Lake Fun

Recently I stopped at Papoose Lake to have some fun. Oh what fun I did have for sure! Papoose Lake is part of Chicago’s Cook County Forest Preserves, the Sag Valley area. It’s a quiet little place were few visitors stopped by to fish…