Bloodroot Watercolor Sketch

McClaughry Springs Woods Bloodroot - watercolor and micronThey're hereeeee! It's time for some spring wildflowers boys and girls. Get excited!  It's that fleeting time of year, when for a short time, the wildflowers pop up before the trees grow their leaves and the forest becomes shaded. Get it while it lasts. One of my favorite … Continue reading Bloodroot Watercolor Sketch

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Let’s Paint a Spring Wildflower!

"Oh you're such a squill!" Try saying that to someone at work today. I did! And before they hit you say, "It means you're a really beautiful blue spring flower!" Then run if they don't believe you! Well, you can always show them this site for proof. Let's show them how to paint that beautiful … Continue reading Let’s Paint a Spring Wildflower!

What’s in the Palos Woods?

Oh how I love a good hike in the woods! What's so great about a walk with a million trees that all look the same? Oh, let me show you... It's not just a bunch of trees.... Last week I went hiking in the Palos Woods, part of the Cook County Forest Preserve Zone 7 … Continue reading What’s in the Palos Woods?