Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sketches of Spring

I got a new computer and it took awhile to upload files and photos and then figure out the new scanner but I'm back!

 This first sketch is from Ensanada.  Cactus, aloe, flowers and vines.  The rooster is a metal sculpture that was on the garden wall.

My friend, Liz and I went down to the mission in San Juan Capistrano one fabulous spring day. The sun was out, it was warm and the flowers and cactus were beautiful.  The hand stamp that day was the blue bell so I asked for one in my book and turn it into the El Camino Real bell.

On another beautiful Sunday, my friend, Penny and I went down to Carlsbad to the flower fields.  It is so awesome to see the fields of color.  They also have a sweet pea maze which we stood on the outside and sketched some peas.  The little stamps are from different areas of the fields where kids can stamp their "passport".  We got the maze, the rose garden, art station and of course the runnuculas.

5" x 7" Robert Bateman Sketchbook
Pen and Watercolor


winna said...

I really am impresssed with your work---love the way you arrange and draw and the colors you choose. You've got your style!

bubblemunch said...

So many flowers! Makes me happy :-)

Beautiful pages. Great colours. I love your layouts - especially the tiled one with the addition of the little stamps. Nice idea to incorporate the blue bell stamp.

When I first saw your buoys painting I thought "I must try the tiling layout" still haven't! Must do.

Alex said...

These are simply amazing! The tiled drawing of the flowers is just so classy! Creativity = 100%

Florence's Art said...

Thanks for the comment on my water colors. I really like your work. Especially the pea blossom with the colors and tiles.

Jilly said...

Lovely work Your layout and use of colour is so creative.

Margaret Ann said...

You incorporate such joy into every square inch of your pages...and you take the lovliest little trips...:)

Love that you incorporate those stamps too...really gives your pages a unique sense of identity!

Anonymous said...

Lovely drawings Deborah! I really like how you use a sort of window-box fun! Thank you also for your comments on my blog--I really enjoy meeting such wonderful artists.