Work in Progress
A Clutch of Moss
This small clump of Pennsylvania forest moss reveals a world of detail. Painted on a piece of calfskin vellum that was stretched over a 4 x 6" board, I used watercolor to capture the tiniest of details. It was difficult to go from painting the moss around the edges to depicting the individual pieces in the center of the composition, as I had to shift my thinking from painting positive to painting the negative space between the moss.
This is a commission for a painting friend who said to me, "Can you paint moss?" I'll try.
A Few Upcoming Classes • Summer 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021 Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens: Summer Observations: Beginning a Woodland Sketchbook, 9 - 11 am ON SITE
Wednesdays, August 4, 18, September 1, 15, and 29 The Contemporary Naturalism Guild of Art: Mushrooms & Fungi Workshop, 4 - 6 pm EST ONLINE
Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, & 28 Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve: Fantastic Fungi and How to Draw Them, 6 - 8 pm EST ONLINE
For a full list of classes, details, and registration, please visit the Classes & Workshops page .