Saturday, March 28, 2009

Japanese garden at the Huntington

Today I went to the Huntington library and botanical gardens in San Marino which borders Pasadena.  I had heard that the wisteria was in full bloom in the Japanese gardens and it absolutely inspired me to go.  I took my art "rescue pack" with me  and vowed to sit in public and draw/ watercolor.  This is the result.  I sat for about an hour and a half and met several visitors who were also interested in watching me do my art.  I felt a little self conscience at first but after 4 year old Aiden told me I was a good artist I settled in.  I told him the bridge was giving me a little trouble and he encouraged me just to do my best.  I will admit that this bridge would be a little tough to walk over but I am pleased with the result.  The wisteria is on the arbor in the background.  The arbor is about 50 ft long  making the wisteria very dramatic.  It is a lighter orchid color than mine at home and others in this garden but it none the less was beautiful.

1 comment:

Winifred said...

That's a great painting. The botanical gardens must be really beautiful.