Category Archives: Nature Drawing

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Nope, I’m not drawing dogs — although our stuffed puppies do make excellent subjects. From time to time I will sketch one of them during my daily drawing practices, but this post isn’t about puppies. It’s another post about trees,

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Nope, I’m not drawing dogs — although our stuffed puppies do make excellent subjects. From time to time I will sketch one of them during my daily drawing practices, but this post isn’t about puppies. It’s another post about trees,

Speak Softly

Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy was based upon his thought that good diplomacy came about when one spoke softly…and carried a big stick. For those who don’t know, another of my many interests in life is presidential history, but have no

Speak Softly

Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy was based upon his thought that good diplomacy came about when one spoke softly…and carried a big stick. For those who don’t know, another of my many interests in life is presidential history, but have no

Afternoon Serenade – Unfinished

Today I’d like to share my “Zeny Woodpecker”, and tell you a bit about its story. During the past spring and now into the summer, I’ve come to love going outside each day to sit in the fresh air, admire

Afternoon Serenade – Unfinished

Today I’d like to share my “Zeny Woodpecker”, and tell you a bit about its story. During the past spring and now into the summer, I’ve come to love going outside each day to sit in the fresh air, admire

Rocks Revisited

When I first began learning to draw, I sat outside and patiently drew a couple of rocks  sitting in a neighbor’s yard. I wanted to experience drawing from nature, but at that point, I wasn’t able to draw much. Even

Rocks Revisited

When I first began learning to draw, I sat outside and patiently drew a couple of rocks  sitting in a neighbor’s yard. I wanted to experience drawing from nature, but at that point, I wasn’t able to draw much. Even

An Illusion of Oregano

I have always loved words. All languages fascinate me. Among the words I most enjoy are those that describe groups of things. We’re quite familiar, for example, with a pride of lions, but did you know that a group of baboons

An Illusion of Oregano

I have always loved words. All languages fascinate me. Among the words I most enjoy are those that describe groups of things. We’re quite familiar, for example, with a pride of lions, but did you know that a group of baboons

Become One with the Tree

Recently I’ve been looking again at works by my favorite landscape artists — Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church and others of the Hudson River School. I love looking at the beautiful images they created. Each time I look at

Become One with the Tree

Recently I’ve been looking again at works by my favorite landscape artists — Thomas Cole, Asher Durand, Frederic Church and others of the Hudson River School. I love looking at the beautiful images they created. Each time I look at

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