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