How to Paint a Summer Tree in Watercolors VIDEO

For all those who would like a little demonstration on how to paint a tree with foliage here is a video. Because of length they are split up in two sections. Enjoy! 1 of 2 (9 mins) http://youtu.be/FncBEzzO53s 2 of 2 (7 mins) http://youtu.be/x3YokQquKhE

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Stormy Spring Sketch

Last Friday I had the chance for a quick escape. I am always amazed at how quickly my mood can be uplifted, just by sitting for a few moments in nature. Anyway, the sky was heavy and the ground soaked from an afternoon passing storm. Sitting in the car, searching the landscape for something to … Continue reading Stormy Spring Sketch

Alder Tree Sketch

This is a European Alder tree, Alnus glutinosa, growing along side of Lake Katherine. What caught my attention was the fruits growing near the top. From a distance, I thought they were berries however, when I inspected them up close, I found some neat looking "cone" shape fruits. This deciduous tree's fruit reminds me of … Continue reading Alder Tree Sketch

Hidden Pond Tree Sketch

I don't know about you, but I've been super, super busy lately! Isn't summer the time to take it easy and slow down...what the heck? Anyway, I haven't painted or sketched in a long time (5 days!). I think I feel shaky? Oh, and there are sooo many things I should be doing right now; … Continue reading Hidden Pond Tree Sketch