• Start easy: the 1st page in your Nature Journal

    Many people fear the start of a new journal or sketchbook, because they want to have a very good and perfect 1st page as a entry. The first blank page… always a challenge Doing something wrong on the first page…

  • With silent wings

    The barn owl (tyto alba) is one of the night hunters. It flies silently and quickly through narrow gaps and wall entrances. It´s flying talent is incredible and the mice in the attics have to be careful. DThis observation sketch…

  • Bird Sketching: We are hungry!

    Field Sketching in a group of young sparrows. They enjoyed to take a bath in the dust. They dived into the sand, shacked the feathers, jumped up and down, chased each other and started a playful fight. But as soon…

  • Under the skin

    Nature studies are very interesting, also when you take a look under the skin. How is the muscle contruction of a horse? What is each muscle doing? How is the skull of a raven – why is it´s beak so…

  • Dandelion leaf

    When I started to paint with watercolor my first model was the Dandelion leaf. It was quite a challenge for me to follow the complext structure of veins and shadows. This time I made observation sketch of it. It was…