Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

A good group gathered at the Rhododendron Garden to sketch the spring color and blooms.
The day started out a little chilly but eventually got warmer...at least in time for us to be gathering for our lunch break at Laughing Planet.

 I am pretty satisfied with my new Stillman & Birn Zeta series sketchbook below....it seems to work pretty well with the ink and watercolor.

Cherry blossoms and Japanese Maples among the tall Firs with Noodler's nonwaterproof ink and watercolor- Kiowa Pecan, Midnight Blue, Bernanke Black.

Logs floating in the pond with Noodler's nonwaterproof inkand a little green watercolor- Kiowa Pecan, Bernanke Black, Midnight Blue, Whaleman's Sepia

One of the bridges over the pond- Noodlers nonwaterproof ink, Bernanke Black, Whaleman's Sepia


  1. What a rich variety of environments you captured! Looks like a great place to explore, so sorry I missed the fun. I especially like the dramatic composition of the logs in the pond, but all the sketches are very nice.

  2. Thanks Katura. The garden is a wonderful place...while I sketched a plant based subject there were others who got in some of the wildlife (mostly ducks and geese). So lots to enjoy. See you next time though!

  3. Deb, I loved these in person and I love them in post form.