Category Archives: Nature Drawing

Just Doodlin’

I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling on a notepad. In the past, though, my doodles were really nothing more than scribbles. I drew childish looking flowers

Just Doodlin’

I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling on a notepad. In the past, though, my doodles were really nothing more than scribbles. I drew childish looking flowers

Will I Ever Learn?

Will I ever learn to create the landscapes I want? Will I ever be able to paint trees that make me smile? Or will it always be a struggle for me?

Will I Ever Learn?

Will I ever learn to create the landscapes I want? Will I ever be able to paint trees that make me smile? Or will it always be a struggle for me?

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

My Matterhorn

When I first got the inspiration to paint this mountain, I really thought I was out of my mind. Me? Paint the Matterhorn? But I grabbed a canvas panel, picked up a piece of charcoal, and began blocking in the shapes.

My Matterhorn

When I first got the inspiration to paint this mountain, I really thought I was out of my mind. Me? Paint the Matterhorn? But I grabbed a canvas panel, picked up a piece of charcoal, and began blocking in the shapes.

Landscape and the Sublime: The Art of Caspar David Friedrich

Friedrich wanted to capture elements of the sublime, that moment of “connection” that often happens when we contemplate the natural world, that inexpressible feeling of our own spiritual being, our awareness that we are but a part of something greater than our insignificant selves.

Landscape and the Sublime: The Art of Caspar David Friedrich

Friedrich wanted to capture elements of the sublime, that moment of “connection” that often happens when we contemplate the natural world, that inexpressible feeling of our own spiritual being, our awareness that we are but a part of something greater than our insignificant selves.

Penguin

Have a Happy Draw-a-Bird-in-August Day! Even though I’m taking a summer break, this little penguin didn’t want to miss out on the special day. I hope everyone is doing great! My daughter Lizzie is here from California, and we’re having

Penguin

Have a Happy Draw-a-Bird-in-August Day! Even though I’m taking a summer break, this little penguin didn’t want to miss out on the special day. I hope everyone is doing great! My daughter Lizzie is here from California, and we’re having