A friend at the lake brought me a wonderful nest she found on the ground. It is a cup-shaped nest made out of green moss, pine needles, shredded birch bark or paper, tree lichen, feathers and dog hair.
I’m not sure yet the kind of bird that created this soft home-tweet-home. Any guesses? I had fun photographing it in a variety of settings like on a tree branch.
This prompted me to sketch it in my art journal:
With a few other wild plants such as:
White Trillium flowers and unfurling ferns.
And wild roses that are in bloom!
I hope to paint these subjects individually. It was fun to draw them in my sketchbook so I will remember to do so!
Doing these sketches reminded me of one of my favorite artists, Marjolein Bastin, who draws and paints nature beautifully. Do you have a favorite nature artist? I’d love to hear about it!