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Free Talk and Demonstration on Nature Sketching!

Blackburnian Warbler - watersoluble ink pencil

Blackburnian Warbler - watersoluble ink pencil

This coming Saturday April 4, 2009, I’ll be giving a free talk and demonstration about nature sketching in the field. It’ll be held at the Iroquois Wildlife Refuge from 1pm, at the refuge headquarters building, 1101 Casey Road.  I’ll be showing my personal sketchbooks, art supplies I use in the field, how I carry things and demonstrating some basic drawing techniques along with how to make a simple field sketchbook for yourself! Please come and meet me and see my sketchbooks and be inspired to go drawing in the field after!

Here’s some links to past entries on my Nature Sketching blog from hikes around the Iroquois Wildlife Refuge.

http://marymcandrew.blogspot.com/2008/08/swallow-hollow-iroqouis-wildlife-refuge.html

http://marymcandrew.blogspot.com/2008/07/iroquois-nature-refuge-5-25-08.html

http://marymcandrew.blogspot.com/2008/06/spring-birding-at-iroqouis-5-17-08.html

There is also a link for the preserve there you can go to their site to have a look around. I hope you join us!

Mushrooms-watercolor and ink

Mushrooms-watercolor and ink

Snowy Egret- watersoluble ink pencil

Snowy Egret- watersoluble ink pencil

"Sunrise" - watercolor

"Sunrise" - watercolor

"Green Catapillar" - watersoluble ink pencils

"Green Catapillar" - watersoluble ink pencils

The Burchfield Nature and Art Center Open House 3-28-08

(I’m posting this late because of the car accident)
This is the Open House of the Burchfield Nature Center where I’ll be teaching Nature Sketching (for kids and adults), plein air Landscape Painting (oils), and a Fairy class if we can squeeze it in! It’s a gorgeous gallery and many acres of grounds to walk on and discover, located right outside the city of Buffalo, nestled alongside the Buffalo Creek.

Each teacher had an area to display their work, I brought some oil landscapes, watercolor birds, and a few of my Goddess oil paintings to show how I combine my love of nature and mythology. I brought my field bag and actual supplies to show people who were interested. People were very curious and loved being able to look in my sketchbook, like a glimpes into someone’s personal world. Well it ‘IS’ a glimpse into my personal world, parts of it! Every page I’ve shared here on my blog they were able to look at in person, it was great. Three times during the night, new student sign up sheets had to be printed for my Nature Sketching class!! Wow, looks like I’ll be busy!


Some guests and friends checking out my display, (me talking with my hands as usual!), Dave, an old friend from college, Ken Morgan and Gene Witkowski, some of my photographer friends. And a picture of me and Cy Alessi ,
from “Art Voice” magazine.
The last photo I’m talking to an interested student, sharing my sketchbook with her.
Check out the website for the Burchfield and view the grounds, classes etc. I’ll post pictures as I teach and explore the grounds myself.