From Winter to Spring, Oops!

Amerind Museum

Small Pond Watefall

Tohono Chul

Here in Tucson we don’t exactly ‘enjoy’ Spring.  We sort of pop through it.  Last week we were in the 90s and today we took a dive…to 68 degrees.  So I have a sketch from the Amerind Museum south of here, but at a higher elevation sketched on Feb. 25, and two from Tohono Chul Park done on March 22, each in workshops.  All the trees are leafing out here now.  Jasmine, orange trees and wisteria are all blooming together.  This is the time to be here!

The sketch of the pond has a lesson.  I finally figured out how to make water slide over rocks.  Check out the rocks to the right of the major falls.  Before that area dried, I moved the brush down several times and it slurred the paint enough to look like running water.  Good lesson for me, maybe for you too.

Coming up at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson April 5, 6, 7 is my “Refresher” workshop.  It’s to get everybody back to sketching again.  One day of review and two days of new material while in that beautiful park.  Go to for more information.


And don’t forget the First Instructor’s Workshop May 19 through 23 if you want to learn how to teach Pocket Sketching in your classes.  For that one, contact me.  Enrollment is limited to 7.  I get to learn from this one and will repeat it probably in January.

Happy sketching!!!  Kath

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