For Nature Artists’ Guild members participating in the Summer 2017 Encounter, Nature Artists’ Journal, these first two entries into Karen Johnson’s sketchbook show how simply and beautifully an artist can effectively illustrate a natural setting.
Notice that Karen has included the date, the weather, and a few details about the setting and plant. All of this information may be useful in future artwork. Perhaps more importantly, those details will greatly contribute to the wonderful memories of the experience (“First day of summer and one lone poppy is blooming”).
For more information about participating, Nature Artists’ Guild members can contact Evelyn Grala. The project began on June 1, 2017 and continues for 10 weeks, so there is still time to join in. Evelyn’s contact information can be found in the Nature Artists’ Guild Yearbook.
Many more examples of Karen’s nature journaling can be found by clicking on one of the drawings or on this link to her blog, Karen’s Nature Art. At the left side of the page there will be a “cloud” of common categories. Clicking on the word “sketch” will connect you to all of the posts that include Karen’s sketches.