Thursday, October 1, 2015

Poor Pitiful Chestnuts

I walked along the rain- swollen river today to look for chestnuts and other good things to draw, but found so few-- only two chestnuts in 3.5 miles of tromping.  I found the two under a pile of wet leaves,  and they were very dark blackish brown and only half the size of those from last year's stellar crop.  Poor squirrels and bears and whatever else eats nuts over the winter.  You can compare the size of this year's chestnut on the right to the nice fat one on the left by comparing them to the charlottes' heads.


  1. Beautiful pages! Your drawings look so real! What did you use to paint? Gouache?
    Have a great creative Sunday!

  2. I use watercolors and a small jar of white gouache. Thanks for your comment!

  3. Thank you for your information! Your paintings look very special!