Tag: spring

Let’s Paint an Old Barn and Red Clover!

This is Illinois countryside. My cousin took this picture while a storm was approaching a few months ago. I love it. It shows a dilapidated barn in a field of red clover. What I like about it the most is how the picture shows that even… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint an Old Barn and Red Clover!”

Lake Kathrine Spring Sketch

Lake Kathrine Spring watercolor sketch Tender. Tender is the color of spring. Tender is the touch of the gentle breeze on my cheek. Tender are the babies which are born. Tender are the blossoms: pink, white, and blue.   Do you know what’s not tender… Continue Reading “Lake Kathrine Spring Sketch”

Spring Gazebo Watercolor Sketch

Spring at Centennial Park Spring…new beginnings…tender…fresh…new life.   Those are just a few words that come to mind when I think of spring. A few days ago I had the chance to experience those feelings at Centennial Park in Orland Park, IL.   A… Continue Reading “Spring Gazebo Watercolor Sketch”

Some Paintings Don’t Make It

This morning I was all excited about the Canyon Columbine I found last Tuesday. I tried to make a pastel painting but was very frustrated on the outcome. So frustrated it ended in the garbage. It happens.  What did I do? Well, after I… Continue Reading “Some Paintings Don’t Make It”

Jack in the Pulpit Sketch

Happy Earth Day! My gift to you? A Jack in the Pulpit sketch… I live in the Midwest which is not a very exotic place, but this plant, although native, is very exotic to me. I love the shape and the stripes it possesses.… Continue Reading “Jack in the Pulpit Sketch”

Oh the Blessings of Spring Sketch

The redbuds flaunt above, While the bluebells boast below. As if a competition, a race to allure the viewer… I the observer, I reap the benefits. Standing in awe, with nothing to match, I am swiftly humbled. C. Kane Today, I had the opportunity to… Continue Reading “Oh the Blessings of Spring Sketch”

Turtlehead Lake Birds

Oh boy do I love spring when the birds return! It’s so exciting to see a bird you have never seen before or one that you haven’t seen in nearly a year! Well, that’s what happened when I visited Turtlehead Lake in region 8… Continue Reading “Turtlehead Lake Birds”

Red Wing Blackbird Sketch

Spring…hello…spring? Where did you go? Yesterday was 65°F and mostly sunny, just beautiful. But when I woke up this morning, I was greeted with a snow storm!  Yes, the temperature has dropped over 30 degrees and brought with it a northern storm. What a teaser.… Continue Reading “Red Wing Blackbird Sketch”

Let’s Paint a Peony Flower!

Remember last month when we did a sketch of the peony shoots ? Well they’ve cooked long enough and are now ready to smell and paint! So let’s have fun painting one of the most beautiful flowers I know… Here is my reference photo.… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Peony Flower!”

Parenthood

I have a house sparrow couple residing in my backyard birdhouse right now as we speak. They have already constructed the nest. The female stays in the house a lot. I cannot see any eggs, but that doesn’t mean that they are not there, they may… Continue Reading “Parenthood”