Tag: step by step

Let’s Paint a Prairie Trillium Spring Wildflower!

Spring ephemeral (lasing a short time) wildflowers are making their appearance on the forest floor as we speak! But you must seek them out now, for soon the leaves on the trees will be fully developed and the shade wont support them. This video…

Let’s Paint a Field of Queens VIDEO

(Quick 6 minute speed demo) Queen Anne’s Lace is my favorite weed. When I was a child, I grew up next to an empty lot in the city and in the summer time the field was dressed in lace. Tall laced flowers dancing in…

Let’s Paint an Orange Kitty – Watercolor

Today, we are going to paint an orange kitty using watercolors. Pretty simple, but the end might scare you. Don’t let it! You can do this. I am using Hahnemühle‘s Leonardo 280 lbs matt watercolor paper, a heavy weight thick wonderful watercolor paper with much…

Let’s Paint an Easy Oak Leaf!

Yes, it will be easy. Yes, you CAN do this! So let’s get started and learn a simple way to paint an oak leaf using watercolors. But first, let me show you my palette so that you have the names of the colors. The…

Let’s Paint Evidence of Autumn!

Look around you…this time of year you can see evidence of autumn. Look at the very tips of the trees near the top. Do you see it? Yes, just a hint of autumn. My favorite time of year. Well, I’m not going to waste…

Let’s Paint a Comma Butterfly!

The day I went hiking and discovered the phoebe nest with babies, I also found this guy beside the stream: It is a Comma Butterfly sitting on the mud next to the stream, and that is exactly where my, “Butterflies of North America” book,…

Let’s Paint a Winter Landscape!

Oh boy! How I love winter! It always seems that I get impatient for the next season to arrive, I start to daydream about it and then I have to paint it way before it starts! So here we go: Step 1: Here is…

Let’s Paint Day Lit Moon!

Remember the pictures of the day lit moon and autumn trees? Let’s paint it! Here is a sketch of our painting. I am using vine charcoal to make a rough sketch on wallis pastel paper. Don’t forget the little moon! Speaking of the moon,…

Let’s Re-Paint Gentle Creek!

Re-Paint? Yes, a few months ago I painted this picture of a tree next to a creek and I HATE it: I like the tree, however there was a hill immediately behind the tree which in my painting looks like a wall. A yucky…

Let’s Paint Pokeberry Poison!

On the Little Red Schoolhouse trail, I found Pokeberry! Pokeberry is a weed that has a hypnotic bright fuchsia stem and beautiful berries, but do note that Pokeberry = poison to mammals so do not eat!!! The toxins found in the leaves, stem and…