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Vickie's Sketchbook · 2M ago

Watercolor Nature Journaling Workshop

Join me for a fun day of exploring nature with watercolor on April 8th at the Chota Recreation Center, Tellico Village in Loudon, Tennessee.Nature journals are the earliest source of informa...
Vickie's Sketchbook · 2M ago

Inspiration from Cuba

I took a sketchbook and a tiny watercolor palette on my ten day trip to Cuba in January, but our schedule was so full, there was no opportunity to sketch.  I was very glad to have my camera ...
Vickie's Sketchbook · 5M ago

White-throated Sparrow on Ice

The cold winter months provide opportunity for gathering inspiration, as well as, quiet indoor time to create watercolor paintings! The above painting was inspired by a harsh but beautiful i...
Vickie's Sketchbook · 7M ago

Elkmont Cabins En Plein Air

Just across the road from the Elkmont campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park you can explore what is often called the "ghost town" of the Smokies, cabin remnants of a vacation...
Vickie's Sketchbook · 9M ago

One Decision at a Time

I have been blogging since January of 2008--eight years!  Google sent me an email message today saying some of my links on Vickie Henderson Art are not working and I should clean them up.  G...
Vickie's Sketchbook · 9M ago

Hummingbird Inspiration!

Hummingbird migration is one of my favorite seasonal events.  In mid-July our first hummingbird nestlings fledged, more than doubling the number of hummingbirds at our yard feeders.  In a sh...
Vickie's Sketchbook · 9M ago

Art Workshop with Brenda Swenson--Skill-building, Inspiration and Community!

We are all students and always will be as long as our minds and hearts remain open and curious. Art workshops provide creative opportunities to not only learn new skills but also rub shoulde...
Vickie's Sketchbook · 9M ago

Bluebird on Ice--an Exploration

"Watercolors are not for the faint-of-heart but for those willing to explore and experiment, knowing that they risk failure, knowing that each piece of paper will not end as a 'masterpiece'....
Vickie's Sketchbook · 9M ago

Painting a Bluebird on Ice

One of the many helpful insights I've learned over the years is this simple concept: "Every painting is created one decision at a time." All you have to do to move forward is decide what one...
Vickie's Sketchbook · 9M ago

Winter Watercolor--Bluebirds and Ice

Just as we were thinking that spring was around the corner, winter decided to puff up and bring wintery precipitation of every form to east Tennessee.  In a matter of 24 hours we had an inch...