Sketching with friends is always a treat for me as an artist who works alone in a studio. It’s inspiring to see other’s artistic expressions and it’s challenging to try different subjects. The Nature Artists’ Guild recently hosted a sketching session at the Meyer Science Center at Wheaton College.
Perry Mastodon greeted us at the doorway and Dr. Stephen Moshier led us on a tour of the various fossil, mineral and natural science collections that the department exhibits. I was fascinated by the Mesosaurus fossil on display and sketched that for most of the time.
Then I found the collection of carved gemstone frogs…a match made in heaven!
The collection was made by geologist Art Smith, a Wheaton alum, who donated it to the college. I was able to rough in 3 of the green frogs in watercolor before having to leave. I worked the rest of the sketch at home. Enjoy!