Sketch Class Results Blackwell Forest Preserves

This is Silver Lake at the beautiful Blackwell Forest Preserves in Warrenville, IL. To celebrate nature and soak in all the serene sensations it provides, a few of us met here to create. Just mere pigment, paper, and water, but oh so much more to the artist who connects with nature! And connect we did. … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Blackwell Forest Preserves

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Sketch Class Results Hammel Woods

Jan, Catherine, Christine, Donna, Debby, Alanna (front) My MeetUp group: Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers, meets all over the place. That's the goal, especially since the Chicago area (you might not realize) has a ton of preserved land which is a refuge, an oasis, shall we say for souls like ourselves that need to connect with nature. … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Hammel Woods

Sketch Class Results Lyman Woods Downers Grove

This month, at the suggestion of a sketch group member, we decided to meet at Lyman Woods in Downer's Grove, IL, for our sketchbook MeetUp class. What a tiny gem! And crawling with springtime woodland wildflowers right now! Prairie Trillium Lily of the Valley And my favorite...Jack in the Pulpit! Amongst the beautiful, there was … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Lyman Woods Downers Grove

Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine March 2013

We gather to cleanse ourselves from a stressful week by sketching nature. To be fully present in this moment, under the sun, in full view of the wildlife, and to slowly breath in the crisp air, is no small event. These few hours are precious as we collect the images of this day in our … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine March 2013

Blind Sketch Location, Great Event Fullersburg Woods

As a Meet-Up organizer to the Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers group, I can schedule sketch class where ever and when ever I want, but the best part of the deal is that members can suggest a location all on their own to the Meet-Up site and create a future event. Exciting because it is a place … Continue reading Blind Sketch Location, Great Event Fullersburg Woods

Spooky Halloween Sketch

This watercolor sketch (Payne's gray only and black Micron pen), was done with the new MeetUp sketch class last Saturday at Resurrection Cemetery. We met at the main entrance and drove to the old section with beautiful stones and statues. It was really nice to divert from landscapes only and try structures....a nice change of pace. Here is … Continue reading Spooky Halloween Sketch

Sketch Class Results March 2012

A little cold and a little gray....but that didn't stop our fun at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center Sketch Class! I saw a notification on the Illinois Bird List website that a pair of Osprey were building a nest on the platform in Long John Slough, so I was very excited to tell the … Continue reading Sketch Class Results March 2012

Feb 2012 Sketch Class Results

Last Saturday morning greeted us with a brisk biting wind and a mere 20°F. Brrrrrrr. We love nature but we're not crazy...so we decided to sketch from inside the nature center. Each of us found a spot we wanted to paint from and got to work. The hard part is balancing sketchbook, paints, brushes, water, … Continue reading Feb 2012 Sketch Class Results

Sketch Class Results Jan 2012

The cold realities of winter did not hinder our love for art and nature. All eager participants showed up bright and early on this frosty January morning, ready to get to work play. We did however, agree to sketch from inside the nature center as the wind was fierce and the wind chill was in the … Continue reading Sketch Class Results Jan 2012

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