Friday, May 29, 2015

"Izoria's Garden"

                                                     just before sunset
                                                     warm and humid glistening
                                                     after day's late rain

                                                      graphite on sketchbook page
                                                      7 3/4" X 10 1/4"

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

  The weather was so pleasant last weekend. I sat on the patio in our garden and did this watercolor sketch. I spent a couple hours the first day and then came back again the next day at the same time of day and spent about 30 mins. to finish it.
  It is painted on the cover of a new handmade sketchbook that was given to me.  I spoke (about plants and garden design) to a garden club a couple years ago and one of their members is a book binder who made this lovely book.  Why am I just now using it?  I just couldn't decide what I wanted to do with such a beautifully made book.  Well,  it finally occurred to me that of course it should be used to create sketches of gardens, trees and botanical studies.  So, I have broken the seal and the fun has begun!