Tag: sketch

Maple Lake Watercolor Sketch

Maple Lake A blustery day this was as I sat in my car and sketched from the parking area. I was waaaaay under dressed to be sitting outside for an hour painting. It was very windy, so windy that the waters were choppy and… Continue Reading “Maple Lake Watercolor Sketch”

The Sketch I Had to Make

Horsetail Lake Well friends, without going through all the details, I have to say I’ve been going through some really tough personal issues. I found myself slipping down a slippery drain of depression and the inability to do the things I love. Sometimes to break… Continue Reading “The Sketch I Had to Make”

Sketch Class Results April 2012

Last Saturday a group of us met for another Little Red Schoolhouse Sketch Class. Because of the recent rains, we knew that if we painted outside our watercolors would take forever to dry, so we decided to start with an indoor sketch of the… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results April 2012”

Backyard Garden Sketch

Do you remember a few months ago when I failed big time on harvesting black walnuts?  My harvest resulted in much work and no payoff. Zip. Nada. And to tell you the truth years ago that would have been just enough to discourage me… Continue Reading “Backyard Garden Sketch”

Coyote Skull Sketch

Oh the treasures in nature! How can I express such joy from my adventures in the woods with simple text? Not possible. Well, let’s try… Yesterday I decided to walk the yellow trail from Pioneer Woods. It was a cold but strong sunny day. In… Continue Reading “Coyote Skull Sketch”

Kitty Graphite Wash

I decided to change up my mediums and practice sketching with something other than watercolors. General’s Sketch & Wash pencil (made in the USA, yeaaaaaah!!!) is a nice change of pace and I highly recommend it as a quick, yet fun sketching tool. It acts… Continue Reading “Kitty Graphite Wash”

Autumn Storm at Night Sketch

Against the blackened sky The autumn leaves illuminate while Raindrops pelt, weighing heavy, Until the struggle is no more… then A descending swirl – the last dance. Getting swept up in the season last night, I made this sketch. When my daughter came home… Continue Reading “Autumn Storm at Night Sketch”

Two Headed Pine Tree Sketch – Swallow Cliff

That evening light, the glow of the setting sun, it is so wonderful that it makes anything in its path illuminate with a gentle warm radiance. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He… Continue Reading “Two Headed Pine Tree Sketch – Swallow Cliff”

Crawdad Slough Sketch

I didn’t have much time today so I made a quick stop at Crawdad Slough, just to find something to sketch from inside my car in the parking lot. It sure didn’t take long before my focus centered upon a tree full of character. I… Continue Reading “Crawdad Slough Sketch”

Arrowhead Lake Sketch

Last Wednesday I stopped by Arrowhead Lake for just a few moments of nature tranquillity. This sketch may not look tranquil (the sky unleashed freezing rain, ice, and snow) but I was the only one in the parking lot. Yessssss. The mallard ducks didn’t… Continue Reading “Arrowhead Lake Sketch”