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Sunday's Brush with Nature

Yesterday, painting at Emily Oaks Nature Center, in Skokie, IL, was wonderful! The site is inspirational as you can see from these pictures:

Beautiful Wetland Pond

I got nestled into this quiet nook and stayed there all morning, working on a single pastel painting.

                                          Cattails, a work-in-progress C. 2015, Stephanie Rose Bird

Next time I must connect with these lovely primroses


  1. That looks so peaceful! Your painting is lovely. :)

  2. Thank you, Stephanie, for this post! Given the apparent absence of any human disturbance, I think the photographs were taken by a flower or a bush, right?

    1. Exactly Jane. No seriously, it was taken by my husband, in his zen mode.

  3. Oh what a fabulous setting Stephanie, and I loved those little glimpses of your painting.

    1. I was very pleasantly surprised Deborah.

  4. Lovely setting, lots of peace to paint.

  5. Wow, that looks amazing! I've never used pastels before, but the look is really nice!

  6. I love your Cattails. A beautiful painting.

  7. It's so much fun to see the pictures of you painting the scenes. Your paintings are so pretty and the scenes seem very relaxing. :)


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