I sketched at this delightful local garden last fall. With the coming of spring and so many new blooms, I thought I would go out to see it again. I got there late, an hour before closing, so I didn’t walk the entire garden. I already knew I wanted to sketch in the heritage garden with its iron work gazibo:
I also tried a new paper. I bought one sheet on the recommendation of Daniel Smith staff. It is Richeson Alpha Cellulose Watercolor Paper 250lb Cold Press. It costs $2.50 per 22×30 sheet. I think I like it alright. But one sketch is not a good test.
I also photographed my kit set up today. I sketched standing so it helped to clip everything to a board:
Paper in a small 3 ring binder which is clipped to a larger board. On the board is clipped a magnetic sheet to which sticks the metal palette box. Also clipped to the board is a little cup into which perfectly fits a medicine bottle for water.
I did take a couple photos of this beautiful bush and it’s flowers: