Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What is in the gardens today?

I often go to the local botanical gardens to sketch in watercolour. It is like life drawing, very good for the eye in terms of deciding what to paint, what to leave out, what colour to choose, warm/cool and so on. Also very good for the eye/hand co-ordination necessary for fluent interpretation of whatever it is one is wanting to paint. 
The gardens now, in late spring, are too, too beautiful. So hard to choose where to sit and draw/sketch. There are flowers of every hue, shape and size and birds, bees and lizards everywhere. I even saw a rabbit in there today!

There were lots of other people - bird watchers, school children, friends strolling and chatting - in the gardens today. I love the quiet respectfulness that natural places of profound beauty inspire. 

It was heart lifting.

I hope you are having a nice day :-)

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