Tag: pastel painting

Let’s Paint Crawdad Slough!

This is Crawdad Slough, part of the Palos Division of the Cook County Forest Preserve System. Crawdad is a pothole filled with water, small but beautiful. There are no designated trails from this spot, but on the first day of Autumn, I could not…

Paintings at the Gallery

Early Morning Autumn 24×18 This month at the LaGrange Art Gallery in beautiful downtown LaGrange, IL, the theme is “Fall Frenzy”. In keeping with the seasonal fun, I framed my latest pastel paintings, Early Morning Autumn and Let’s Take a Walk. Autumn truly is…

Let’s Paint Goose Lake Prairie!

Remember this photo of Goose Lake Prairie? Let’s paint it. Here’s an early tip: Get a nice glossy, large reference photo, of real good quality before you try to paint. I only paint from my computer screen when I absolutely have to. My screen…

Let’s Paint Spears Woods!

Spears Woods of the Palos Division Forest Preserves in Cook County, is one of my most favorite places to hike. Not only does it have many trails to choose from, but is also contains a few wetlands and tons of wildlife! When I hike…

Let’s Paint a Nature Trail!

OK, I first have to say that I’m longing for autumn, my most favorite season ever! The greatest thing about being an artist is that you never have to follow any rules. Do I have to paint a landscape summer scene just because we…