Saturday, January 23, 2010

An Afternoon at Longwood Garden

Last Monday, I spent a beautiful afternoon at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. With the sketch book in hand, I went ready to draw.

So, I go to a famous garden with thousands of flowers in bloom
during the wintry month of January and I first draw pipes of the pipe organ.
But, they were just so cool!
A sketch of a pathway in one of the large indoor gardens in the conservatory.

This Black and White drawing does not do justice to the beautifully colored orchids.
I tried my best to find orchids I would not typically find at a Home Depot.
It wasn't easy to find truly unique orchids.

After I got back to the studio, I could not stop thinking about
the uniquely shaped orchid and it's rich burgundy color.
So, I did this watercolor sketch with the faith that my memory
of the color is close.

1 comment:

  1. I like your picture. it's so fantastic for me.