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After going to a presentation by Carrie Carlson on sketching and seeing all of her wonderful sketchbooks, I was inspired to drive around the Morton Arboretum and find something to sketch.

We’d just recently had snow, but it hadn’t stuck to the branches much.  There were several nice areas but nowhere to park and sketch until I found the Spruce Plot.  There the snow had stayed on the branches and formed lovely abstract patterns.

Spruce plot
© 2018 Karen A Johnson

The setting sun was peeking through the branches so I hurried to get an impression of the scene.  I started right in with watercolor and sketched inside the car for about 45 minutes until it got rather chilly.  Enjoy!

Spruce plot sketch
© 2018 Karen A Johnson

 

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