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

Monday, March 9, 2009

B/W Watercolor Study

Here is my black and white watercolor study. This was very challenging for me as I really enjoy working with color and I had trouble getting started with layers of greys. All the same it was a good lesson and I should really do more black and white or value studies.
Ah......the list continues to grow.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Here come the Buoys!


Finally! Finished this last week but couldn't get it posted. One of those "life got in the way of my schedule" things. Once I got the layers done on all the buoys and floats, my background was too light so I added another wash and that really helped. It was a fun assignment. Working on a black and white only still life right now. Not so fun.....yet.