Here's a big cheer of thank you to all my customers who enjoyed the 2016 calendar. The interest has been overwhelming, thus I have an eye to publish another calendar in the future.

What's new in my art world and Walleye Cards publishing this year of 2017? See below. I'm also working hard on a book of illustrated wildlife stories. I send goodness and happiness out to all.




Print Version of Events

Last Tuesday's Artists
Meets the last Tuesday's of the Month (January to June and September to December) in Leavenworth WA  

May 6, May 20, June 3 & 17, 2017
Sleeping Lady Bird Walk from 8:00 to 9:30 am beginning at the Sleeping Lady Organic Garden, Leavenworth WA

May 18 to 21, 2017
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest - 15th Year Anniversary Celebration, Leavenworth WA
Cover Artist for the festival’s for 15th Year celebration

Leading Bird Fest Saturday: May 20
Sleeping Lady Bird Walk led by Heather & Pat Murphy from 8:00am to 10:00 am. Free, meet at the Organic Garden.

Teaching Bird Fest Sunday: May 21

Sense of Place Workshop by Heather A. Wallis Murphy. 10:00 am to noon. $20 fee. Meet at Wenatchee River Institute.

June 14, 2017

Leading Birds & Wildflower Hike for Plain Hardware, in Leavenworth WA

June 27, 2017 

Leading Drawn To Hiking with Last Tuesday's Artists (5:00 to 8:00 pm, starting at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts parking lot, Leavenworth WA)

July 5, 2017
Speaker: The Birds of Lake Wenatchee Slideshow at Lake Wenatchee State Park Amphitheater from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

September 2 & 16, 2017
Sleeping Lady Bird Walk from 8:00 to 9:30 am beginning at the Sleeping Lady Organic Garden, Leavenworth WA

September 27, 2017
Wenatchee Naturalist (Nature Journaling and Field Observations portion), Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee WA wenatcheenaturalist.com

October 8 and 9, 2017
Academy for Lifelong Learning – Nature Journaling Workshop at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, Leavenworth WA. https://ee.wwu.edu/academy-lifelong-learning/programs

October 9th to November 30th 2017
Seeing Nature solo art show by Heather Murphy at Leavenworth Public Library. Public reception Thursday November 1h from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.




H. Murphy Class Supply List

Minimal Equipment
- Field Journal/Sketchbook
- Pencil

Additional Equipment
- Pen
- Watercolor Brushes
- Watercolors and Palette
- Watercolor block
- Bag to carry all this;
- Some tangible memory of the out of doors
(Leaf, feather, shell, etc).

- Personal Gear: Walking shoes or Hiking
boots, binoculars, coat, hat, field guides,
lunch/drinks, insolite pad/blanket, Sunscreen,
Handi-wipes, Baggy of Toilet Paper,
First Aid Kit/Map/Compass, pack.

Detailed Suggested Supplies

[See my painting of supplies - PDF: 289 kb]

Journal: Walleye Cards’ Journals:
Eagle or Wildflowers [5.5"x8"];

Pencil: hard [1.5-3] and soft [4b-9b];
Pencil Sharpener and Eraser;
Pen: waterproof, fadeproof, acid free, black, micro point;
Watercolor Pencils and/or Colored Pencils

Watercolor Brushes: Aqua Brush (internal reservoir) round/pointed (also flat is nice);
Alternative to Aqua Brush are watercolor brushes (#4-10 size, round and flat);

Watercolors (see suggested colors below)
Watercolor Palette (for storing and mixing)
Blotter Paper (paper towels) & Ziploc Baggie;
Water Container w/lid (yogurt, etc);
Watercolor Block or 300# sheet paper - 3"x5" up to 9"x12" size (cold press);

Acid free artists tape/white;
Ruler/Tape, Magnifying Glass/Hand Lense;

Hard backboard/Clip board/Block/Journal (something sturdy to draw on).

Clean up - Handi-wipes, etc

Watercolor Paints:
[See my painting of the colors below - PDF: 231 kb]
Suggested colors for field use (*minimum).
  • Aliz. Crimson Red Hue (PR206, PR 202)
  • *Naphthol Red Light (Arylide PR112, Azo)
  • Light Red
  • *Burnt Sienna
  • *Raw Sienna (yellowish, similar to Yellow Ochre)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • *Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Transparent Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • *Perm. Sap Green (Quinacridone PO49, Phthalo PG36)
  • Terre Verte
  • Phthalo Green (PG7)
  • Phthalo Blue
  • *Prussian Blue
  • *Ultramarine Blue
  • Indigo Blue (Carbon Black, Quinacridone, Phthalo)
  • *Ultramarine Violet or Dioxazine Purple
  • Sepia (substitute for raw umber/manganese)
  • *Vandyke Brown (substitute for burnt umber / manganese)
  • Ivory Black/Mars Black
  • Titanium White

Hazard Notes: Above recommended paints are “easy on the land” for field applications.

Other paints may have toxic pigments which include - cadmium, cobalt, manganese, mercury, lead, chrome - if working with those, do not inhale, taste or touch these toxic pigments.

Safe Painting: don’t eat, drink or smoke while painting. Clean up with damp paper towels; wash hands with warm soapy water before eating - or sanitized wipes.]


Notecards, artwork, illustrations, stories and text by Heather Murphy, Wildlife Biologist, Artist & Nature Writer, in Leavenworth, Washington. All Artwork and Text is copyright protected by Heather Murphy © 1997 to 2018 -- Walleye Cards, LLC