This summer I will be teaching a nature journaling class at Wisconsin Lutheran College - credit available or audit for enjoyment. The class will run July 10 - 25, Mondays through Thursdays from 1 - 4:30 pm. Contact Wisconsin Lutheran College for more information and to register. www.wlc.edu
I was invited to be a part of the "Wildlife Biennial XVII" this summer so if you are in the Door County, Wisconsin area, check out the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay from June 3 - July 18. Grateful to Deborah Rosenthal, the Curator of Exhibitions and Collections for the opportunity. There will be a variety of artists with their own unique visual perspectives on animals.
I had fun taking on the November art challenge, known as "Draw Dinovember." Posts have been on my Twitter account. They are not my usual subject but it's been such a blast investigating these unique creatures. I wish they were still around to observe in real life. The examples below are studies from photos taken from a visit to the American Museum of Natural History in New York in March 2015. It's at the top of my list for best museums -artful designs and layout.
I taught an animal anatomy art course at Wisconsin Lutheran College this past semester so I sketch along with the students. Since time is always so limited, I start with simple pencil and/or ink gestures then fill in each animal with one or two washes of watercolor (The paper in this sketchbook holds the water but it tends to wrinkle easily; wrinkles that show up well with the scanner sometimes so please excuse).
Website featuring US National Park Artists in Residence
Check out the "Visual Arts, Nature's Delicate Balance" page, where you will find my painting.
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