Seagull Sketching at Vevice Beach, CA



Today I was watercolor sketching seagulls at Venice Beach, CA. They had quite a variety of seagulls there, very different from the ones I see on Chicago beaches. In addition we had flocks of pelicans flying over head and great waves washing up in the background…

I started this sketch on a round piece of Japanese watercolor paper, that I got when I was at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, when it’s finished I’ll post it again.


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: and her website:
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