Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Nature Journal 2017

In the summer of 2017 I started a nature journal. Although I've been painting for over 45 years, I'd never tried nature journaling until I came across the book " The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling" by John Muir Laws. I'd been wanting to document my garden and the larger area around me for years, but could never decide on an approach or format. After reading this amazing book, I had a new way of seeing and thinking about the natural world around me.  I have been doing "plein air" sketching up on Tumamoc, the desert around me, and my own backyard for years, but not in a methodical way. I love this approach.

Here are a few pages from the backyard.