Next Sketch Outing

Sunday, Nov. 18, Julefest at Nordic Museum

Friday, June 12, 2009

Japanese Gardens

Yesterday I joined Beth and the Seattle Plein Air group at the Japanese Gardens. What a great way to spend a sunny afternoon -- the sketching was good, but even better was getting lost in the beauty of the trees and the fragrant blossoms. I have to say that the infinite shades of green were a little overwhelming, and the heat didn't help as I encountered challenges with my watercolor washes, but I found that focusing on a single bloom or intriguing color combination was a great way to engage without (too much) frustration. Anyway, I made a few studies, including the above pencil sketch, and really enjoyed the scenery.