Yesterday we had winter storm Hunter move through glazing us with a bit of ice and sleet and then about 4 to 6 inches of snow. This morning we woke up to a winter wonderland. I love the way the snow looks on the hemlock and coneflowers. The cats are trying to stay entertained from the […]
Earlier this month I went to Darby Creek to do some sketching. Below are some of the sketches I came home with. If you subscribed to my monthly letter you got to read more about my experience. You can sign up for it here. This was my first time taking out my travel sketch bag […]
I went out to the garden to do a couple of sketch. We have a small pond with several gold fish, cat tails, and a water lily. In the morning the fish tend to be very active. There was also a new bloom on the purple iris that just begged to be painted.
I went out to Darby Creek Metro Park, which is not too far from Columbus, OH. I was plien air sketching down by the creek and after a while of quietly working I had several avian visitors make themselves known. Below is a sketch from my journal.
Sea Turtle, watercolor, ink, graphite on paper. 9.5″ x 10″ Turtle teaches us to go with the flow and slow down.
A study I’ve done for a larger work in progress. Goldfinch and Apple Blossom, watercolor on paper.
I wanted to show what goes into an illustration or piece of art in general. I think most people think that it’s just a talent that someone has and then the painting or drawing some how magically happens. What follow is from an assignment in class, we have to take an animal and then have […]