Tag: sunset

Black Squirrel White Snow Watercolor

Black squirrels are not common in Chicago. I’ve only seen two in my lifetime, so you can imagine how jubilant I was to find one running in my own backyard. Happy like a little child. Nature has that way about it….to make you young…

Speed Demo Video Spring Sunset Soft Pastel

It’s been a long time since you’ve seen a video, huh?!? Yeah, I’m slacking! Well, no more! Time to get to work. And more to come….I promise. Normally, I like to perform a step by step painting demo right in nature. It is so…

Tender Devotion Watercolor – Winter Tree

The light changes and you catch yourself holding your breath. A fiery glow in the horizon…enthralling. Its ending presentation a hot display quietly turns into a mauve hush. Oh quickly went the dusk that took my tender devotion; Can we meet again tomorrow? Over…

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…

Arrowhead Lake Sunset Sketch

A reprieve from winter, a welcomed mild day…how lovely! Yesterday I made a quick stop at Arrowhead Lake. The sun, enveloped in a slight haze and in the company of dark blue clouds, sets behind the trees, giving me a peek-a-boo yellow surprise in between…

Let’s Paint Trees at Dusk!

You are going to like this step-by-step pastel demonstration of how to paint trees at dusk! This may be a little advanced, but don’t worry, with a little practice you’ll be able to handle this, no problem. Here is my set up and reference…

Sunset to Live For

When I saw this scene I had to say…”Whoa!” And take a picture of course! This picture was taken at Centennial Park in Orland Park, IL. The lake at centennial acts like a mirror reflecting a powerful setting sun on a minimal windy day. How awesome…

Peaceful Moments

This is one moment out of several in a 24 hour day. I think I like this one the best. At the end of my day, did I ponder about any thing I did at work? Did I reflect upon the jerk that cut…

Awesome Sky

Here is another sky photo I took with my handy-dandy cell phone: This picture was taken at 5pm when unfortunately, the last spec of light deminishes in the winter time. Check out these colors…it reminds me of a watercolor painting when your blue and…

Sky Over Maple

I had maple syrup over my pancakes this morning….this picture is the sky over Maple Lake yesterday. Maple. Yum. This picture has good composition and may be a painting one day. It might seem easy enough, but paintings with limited colors are surprisingly challenging….