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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Discovery Park "Big Sit"

I spent 10 hours yesterday at Discovery Park participating in a "Big Sit". Our team was one of four in our state and among hundreds in the country to count bird species (our total = 52) from a designated spot (per Bird Watcher's Digest rules, a 17-foot diameter circle within a 24-hour period).  This is the fifth year our team has raised funds for the park's habitat restoration.


 I decided to use the time to do a series of landscapes using a variety of medium and techniques.  These sketches are done from the south bluff looking east towards the water tower near the old officer housing of the former Fort Lawton.

Next month I will be leading a workshop at "2013 Super Saturday" for young people participating in 4-H. I will teach them field sketching techniques for drawing plants, habitat and perhaps birds to raise environmental awareness.
It was an interesting process to sketch the same scene with watercolor, pen and pencil.

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