Tag: winter

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”

To Give Life – Free Artwork – Merry Christmas

We have traveled together on this journey called life. Sometimes it’s joyous, sometimes it’s scary, for nobody has answers in their pocket. We take one day at a time and observe. We grow, move towards that which builds us, edifies us, and makes us… Continue Reading “To Give Life – Free Artwork – Merry Christmas”

Lake Marmo Winter Tree Watercolor Sketch

An inviting bench next to a lonely tree…I accept. still gentle calm by a frozen snow topped lake the trees don’t make a sound… contemplating their position recognizing that this again is winter… Now that winter has stripped the leaves clean it’s time to… Continue Reading “Lake Marmo Winter Tree Watercolor Sketch”

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”

Winter Cemetery Watercolors

Push aside your homework/chores/work reports and come away with me for a bit to a place of peace, where the living are quiet and respectful and the dead…well…they’re quiet too. In the wintertime, there’s nothing better than a heavy, dark, snow filled sky, where… Continue Reading “Winter Cemetery Watercolors”

Sketch Class Results Jan 2012

The cold realities of winter did not hinder our love for art and nature. All eager participants showed up bright and early on this frosty January morning, ready to get to work play. We did however, agree to sketch from inside the nature center… Continue Reading “Sketch Class Results Jan 2012”

Glitter Falling Snow watercolor sketch

As the sun peeks out from the clouds, the snow is transformed into glitter. Glitter, literally. It is falling soft and slow, straight down for there is no wind. A calm hush prevails. It is a very holy moment. As I sketch this scene from… Continue Reading “Glitter Falling Snow watercolor sketch”

Blue Trail Bridge at Bullfrog Sketch

Come hike with me on the blue trail at Bullfrog Lake! Click to listen (hiking on gravel trail with dried leaves) There, now you’re hiking with me! It is very calm. There is no wind and the trees are mute. Can you see the… Continue Reading “Blue Trail Bridge at Bullfrog Sketch”

Dariana’s Chickadee watercolor

I painted this for my friend’s step-daughter. She is visiting from Costa Rica. This is her first time in America. So what does a girl from Costa Rica need from Chicago? SNOW! Unfortunately as it turns out, this is the mildest winter Chicago has… Continue Reading “Dariana’s Chickadee watercolor”