Last June I went to Christ in the Wilderness for a 4 day retreat. Every time I visit, I’m rewarded with beautiful solitude, majestic nature, the ability to think and pray. It is like a spiritual renewal or refreshing. God works in mysterious ways and I believe he was speaking to me through nature, almost preparing me for the near future. More of that on a later post.
While I was there in June, I took video of the surroundings and was inspired to paint a picture of a lonely birdhouse on a wire fence that borders the property of CITW. After completing the painting, I was inspired to name it:
This perhaps is in direct relation to the passing of my dear friend, Alanna. She always said our bodies are vessels and this world is not our home. How true.
Today’s video is in two parts. It is a pastel painting with a watercolor underwash on a white Ampersand Pastelbord. There are a few minutes of beautiful nature in both videos. The first video is a demo of the bulk of the painting and the second video is a demo of highlighting the details. All supplies are listed in the info section on YouTube. Enjoy.
Video 1 of 2 (9 minutes)
Video 2 of 2 (5 minutes)
It was brought to my attention that sometimes the videos do not show up in your email. That’s weird. I do not know why this happens. In any case, if you are reading this post from your email and do not see the videos embedded in your email, visit http://www.letspaintnature.com and view from the web site.
Interested on a print or greeting card of Going Home?
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After many months of technical difficulties with my camera and such, I am FINALLY pleased to present this video series of Waterfall Glen. This was taken last August and will help you with your summertime watercolor sketches, dealing with that ever dreaded subject of too much “green” color. This was filmed during my MeetUp group: Chicagoland Sketchbook Hikers.
Video 1 of 5 (all videos are about 10 mins each)
Video 2 of 5
Video 3 of 5
Video 4 of 5
Video 5 of 5
Have fun and play along! 🙂
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The American Goldfinch is a happy bird. Or should I say, the one who admires the goldfinch is the happy one? Maybe a little of both.
I have a thistle feeder in my backyard, far enough away from any other feeder (goldfinches like their space). Many fly in on their “roller coaster” patterns and gather around to eat and sing their sweet song.
Enjoy this 1 min video of the male and female American goldfinch:
So amazed by their beauty, I decided to make a small watercolor painting.
The abstract background helps to keep the focus on the goldfinch and create a nice texture. I hope I have kept his peppy little spirit within this painting.
“Male American Goldfinch Delight”
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I’m getting into the video mode again and just playing with Windows Movie Maker.
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