I draw as often as I can, and almost always draw things I’ve found on my walks in Nature.
I embrace the progressive abstraction as I transfer real mushrooms and other small objects discovered in the course of my hiking to the page. Pens, pencils, and markers help me condense and personalize the often unassuming, ephemeral focus of my fascination. Continue reading “From Forest to Page”
It was a tough one out there this week. The leaves haven’t turned yet, but Summer’s standouts are long gone. Mushrooms are scarce, as we’ve had little rain. We didn’t entirely strike out, though!
I found these odd beauties on a pine log. It looked like someone had wadded their bubble gum on the moss!
Continue reading “Week in the Woods (14 X 19)”
Though most of the week was unseasonably hot, reaching nearly ninety degrees Fahrenheit, Fall arrived at last this past weekend. Long sleeves and wonderfully brisk air in the forest made my hikes with Cassie extra fun.
Some much needed rain also brought new mushrooms bursting from the earth. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (6 X 19)”
Whenever possible I’ve been stealing moments to further this project, another little woodland scene.
This one has a dead tree on it, and I’ll be adding mushrooms, grass, and whatever else I can think of. These are a few bolete-style mushrooms ready for painting. Continue reading “Feeling Foresty”
I’ve been drawing a few of my latest fungal finds recently, just quick illustrations trying to capture the quirk & beauty of some of the things I’ve discovered in the woods.
This little russula (I think) I’ve drawn before, but he’s just so adorable. I splurged on a couple of new Copic markers and I was eager to try them out. Continue reading “Who Arted in Here?”
We had a fairly tame week in the woods, but still got in several good hikes, spotted a few nice mushrooms, and generally got up to our necks in Nature.
We even had this one for dinner! Read on to learn more. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (29 IX 19)”
It was a great week for hiking here in Pittsburgh, with temperatures in the seventies and blue skies overhead.
Of course, no rain means fewer mushrooms, so Cassie & I had to satisfy ourselves with other foresty finds. Continue reading “Week in the Woods (22 IX 19)”