Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For the Birds

Peggy Notebaret Nature Museum: I couldn't make it to the USk-Chicago meet at the zoo on Sunday but did get up to that general area on Monday. Cool breeze, shade, silly geese and a duck–all in all a delightful afternoon.

This is evidence of why I sketch instead of taking photos!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sketchcrawl at Lincoln Park Zoo 7/21/13

Lovely day for being outside sketching.
Used the Caran D'ache watercolor leads on this one.

Ink and wash

Watercolor with no preliminary drawing. I really like doing it this way.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Déjà Vu

Chicago is a beautiful city, known for its architecture, lake front and colorful neighborhoods but for me, sometimes, it's the little everyday touches that catch my eye and make me smile. They say it's the little things that make a house a home. Maybe it's the same for cities!
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've painted or sketched these light posts all around the town.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sketching in Downers Grove 6/13/13

Had occasion to do some waiting in Downers Grove Illinois. So I made three sketches in about 2 hours. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

On the Road and Back Again

Ohio Turnpike: When riding along the highways in the midwest I always think "The sky is so big and the trees are so small!" Since I was a passenger on a recent road trip I did a little sketch of the fast moving scenery.