Thursday, May 21, 2009

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden Sketch

Rhododendrons and other flowers bloom in Crystal Springs Garden where our sketch group visited this week. It is one of my favorite Portland gardens.
Crystal Springs started as a test garden for rhododendrons, azaleas and other plants in 1950. The garden contains more than 2700 different species of plants.
The candelabra primroses form a flowering cover under the trees.
Children love to feed the ducks.

6 comments:

liesel said...

Paula! Your sketchbook flowers are gorgeous! What a great place to sketch too.

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks, Liesel. It's wonderful to have a group of friends to visit different venues and sketch every week.

lilylovekin said...

What luscious flowers and I love your sketches of what you saw that day. I envy people who can sketch, you are lucky.

HeartFire said...

Hi Paula,
Those are lovely gardens, and I like your sketches... I'm planning to get out and do some plein air this summer with one of the painter groups I'm in, it's so relaxing to do.

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks, Delorse. Do you work in watercolors or acrylics with your plein air painting? You'll enjoy the relaxation and being outdoors.

Bonnie / Graybonnie said...

So inspirational...take tons of flower photos but never thought about using them to pratice sketching. Thanks!