Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday at the Arboretum

Saturday my friend, Liz and I went to the Fullerton Arboretum for a few hours of sketching. It was still a little cool and even though Spring has not sprung quite yet there were some beautiful flowers. I was happy to see the sweet peas in bloom. They are one of my favorite flowers. They are so soft and delicate and I love their sweet smell.

I think these are snapdragons but the petals had lots of ruffles. The little sculpture was hanging in one of the garden plots. It was the first time Liz had been there and we plan to go back when the weather warms up and the flowers are in full bloom.
Robert Bateman Sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor

5 comments:

africantapestry said...

Beautiful sketches...I love the sweet peas, maybe because I can "smell" them!
ronell

bubblemunch said...

These are really lovely. I especially like the delicate tones.

Margaret Ann said...

Love your gentle and delicate use of color on these blooms...and ooooh My! That dangle rocks....Love it! :)

artista said...

The sweet peas looks like it can go on some type of a floral calender.

Anna T. said...

Nice sweet pea sketches!