Tag: winter

Let’s Paint an Easy Christmas Card! Yes you can do this!!

Did you ever receive an original painting or drawing as a Christmas card? If you did, how did it make you feel? I bet it made you feel extremely special. Just knowing that the person who sent it to you didn’t grab a generic… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint an Easy Christmas Card! Yes you can do this!!”

Ice Fishing on Herrick Lake Watercolor Sketch

Cold weather, dark gray skies, and the occasional flurries might put many in a gloomy mood. It will force some to stay locked in their houses, giving them an excuse to watch TV for hours and hours. Then there are the adventurers…. Some extreme… Continue Reading “Ice Fishing on Herrick Lake Watercolor Sketch”

For the Love of Winter Trees

Winter brings out the true character of a tree, exposing every branch, every twig. It reveals the very essence, divulges hidden secrets, and leaves you in a trance as you try to follow one branch with your eyes…from the trunk to the very tip… Continue Reading “For the Love of Winter Trees”

Let’s Paint a Winter Storm at Night!

The Chicago area has been hit by two significant snow storms since winter started. I love snow. Not only is it soothing to watch as it descends, but it dresses the winter trees in their formal attire. How beautiful. Each and every one dazzles.… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Winter Storm at Night!”

Merry Christmas Pine – Free Artwork

Winter Music An overnight storm blankets the earth and covers each bough, each twig, But midday sun breaks snow’s grip. As dollops of ice and snow slide off, Lower branches become chords to this tree harp. Various high pitched chimes ring in the frosty… Continue Reading “Merry Christmas Pine – Free Artwork”

East Branch DuPage River Watercolor Sketch

East Branch DuPage River Churchill Woods 40°F  Calm A mild temperature cultivates an ideal setting for wildlife. There seems to be no end this day, as I notice abundant wildlife everywhere. Sitting next to the quiet river, a gaggle of geese tranquilly bobs up… Continue Reading “East Branch DuPage River Watercolor Sketch”

Melting Snow at Crabapple Lake Watercolor

Crabapple Lake Morton Arboretum Lisle, IL The midday sun did its best to melt the snow, But only the hilltops relented, exposing green of grass. Did remaining snow call in clouds for help? Thaw on pause… For now. The day before Thanksgiving my workplace… Continue Reading “Melting Snow at Crabapple Lake Watercolor”

Sycamore Stands Alone Winter Watercolor Sketch

Oh Winter Sycamore~ Your camouflage skin failed. You grew it in vain. Against the black of pine, you radiate in contrast. But I like that unlikeness about you, your nonconformity… Don’t hide it. Be distinct. It’s your calling. The sycamore tree has a very… Continue Reading “Sycamore Stands Alone Winter Watercolor Sketch”

People Enjoying Winter Watercolor Sketch

These people do not have cabin fever. Adding people to your sketch (something I rarely do because I’m usually a hermit when I go out) gives movement and life and also provides scale. A nice challenge I think you’ll enjoy.

Snowy Winter Tree

Snow covers and mutes evening. Hush at dusk. Just when colors awake. Have you ever noticed that colors in the landscape come alive just before dark? Or how quiet it gets right after it snows? Oh the JOYS of winter! I never outgrew the… Continue Reading “Snowy Winter Tree”