Pencil sketch with Koi Watercolors
It's a cold February day and I don't feel like venturing out. So drawing bay leaves.
Loving daily sketching and feel like I've found a daily practice that makes
me feel skillful and like I'm developing my drawing skills and also my power
This brings together so many of my interests and passions:
- The Plein Air art of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionists
- Landscapes/drawing from nature
- The sacred quality of Nature and the value of of closely observing Nature
- The Denver Botanic Gardens and Botanical Illustration
- Visual Journals
All this also informs the classes I teach through Colorado Free University.
I have my Impressions of the Gardens class which I have had the opportunity
to teach for a couple of years and one I am going to start soon: Botanical Art Journal.
Like Plein Air art with simple supplies and a sketchbook. I've also just become
aware of the Urban Sketching movement. Feel blessed! Now, if I could only
figure out how any of these endeavors could pay the rent.