Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Botanic break

What a perfect day! Does a 21 degree day mean that spring has arrived early? I spent an hour of it in the botanic gardens - it is just so beautiful in there! There are many flowering plants and the fragrance of them in the warm, sunny air was uplifting. I sat for a while doing this quick sketch of the 'Pryor' tree. It is a very beautiful tree named after Lindsay Pryor, one of the founders of the gardens. The tree predates establishment of the park which was previously a pastoral property and  prior to that - part of the homelands of the Ngunnawal or Gamberri people perhaps?
I'll use this sketch and some photos I took to work up a studio picture

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