Tag: sunset

winter pines as night descends watercolor

Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons in existence. Not for flashy obvious reasons like autumn’s bold colors, but for very subtle quiet reasons which must be sought. One of my favorite aspect of winter is that dramatic twilight sky…the one that changes… Continue Reading “winter pines as night descends watercolor”

Let’s Paint a wondrous winter sunset

Have you ever seen a winter sunset so gorgeous that it left you breathless? Just for a second? One particular sunset did just that as I drove home the other day. I held my breath as I admired all of the colors in the… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a wondrous winter 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… Continue Reading “Black Squirrel White Snow Watercolor”

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… Continue Reading “Speed Demo Video Spring Sunset Soft Pastel”

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… Continue Reading “Tender Devotion Watercolor – Winter Tree”

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”

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… Continue Reading “Arrowhead Lake Sunset Sketch”

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… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint Trees at Dusk!”

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… Continue Reading “Sunset to Live For”

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… Continue Reading “Peaceful Moments”