Hydrangea & Black Capped Chickadee: Plein Air Watercolor in Process

Sultry Summer Greetings!

     This summer I’m teaching two Plein Air Classes. One at the Evanston Art Center and one at the Chicago Botanic Garden. While my students are busy working I try to squeeze in a painting or two.

     I’ve been working on the painting below while at the Evanston Art Center, I’m going to call it Hydrangea and Black Capped Chickadee. Hydrangea’s are quite a challenge to paint due to their shape and color, or lack of  in both areas. I’ve been having fun playing with the light on the window panes. I added the Chickadee in my studio. I’m working on two additional paintings at the Chicago Botanic Garden and hope to post these also. 

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: http://www.MichelleKoganFineArt.etsy.com and her website: http://www.michellekogan.com
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