Nature Drawing and Painting

Daffodils | watercolor | 7" by 8" | copyright Liz Macklin 2010

It’s time to draw and paint outdoors! Join me and more than 40 other artists at the spring art festival at Fort C. F. Smith Park.

We’ll celebrate with an opening reception and exhibit on Friday, March 19th from 6 to 8 pm. Drawings, paintings, ceramics and glass will be on view all week in the historic Hendry House at 2411 N. 24th Street in Arlington.

There will be workshops, lectures and concerts — all free and open to the public. For anyone interested in sketching outdoors, Jocelyn Hunn and and I will lead  nature drawing from noon to 2 pm on Saturday, March 20th. We’ll sketch flora and fauna throughout the park using easy techniques. All ages and abilities are welcome. Children under 12 must be  accompanied by an adult.

For information about the full week of programs, see the Arlington Artists Alliance website. To register for workshops, e-mail

Raptors, Energy and “Sunday at the Park”

Potomac Overlook | watercolor sketch | 4" by 3" | copyright Liz Macklin 2009
Potomac Overlook Park | watercolor sketch | 4" by 3" | copyright Liz Macklin 2009

On October 11, 2009, join me for Sunday at the Park! I’ll be sketching hawks, owls and other birds of prey at Pot0mac Overlook Park in Arlington, Virginia.

While you are there, tour the “Energerium” – a new exhibit that examines nature through the lens of energy.  Activities for all ages continue from 1:30 to 3:30 pm!

For directions to the park, check the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority web site.