Friday, May 28, 2010

From Pansies to Peonies

With all the rain lately, our sketch group started a new routine. We meet at a coffee house and sketch for an hour. Cynthia brought some pansies for us to draw this week. After an hour, we do a weather check and if it's not pouring down rain, we head for an outdoor setting to sketch.
The Peony Place became our destination this week. About half the varieties were in bloom and the rest were full of buds ready to bloom any day.
Love these floppy, feathery blossoms and so do the bumble bees...

The single-petal beauties open up to show their gorgeous centers...
Time to sketch one flower with a fluffy red center the same color as its petals...

Then, it rained.

3 comments:

lilylovekin said...

I don't know how you get use to the rain. We have had a rainy spring and I am tired of it. I can't wait for the sun to shine and it to be warm. Love your sketches as always.

Christine said...

Paula,

Your peony sketches and lovely blog are a sweet inspiration. I am planning a move to Portland this summer from the San Francisco area (early retirement). I am considering a condo in the downtown area (cultural district). Hope I'm looking in the right area of PDX. We have had a wet May in the bay area too!

Michele said...

I love your peony sketch! Too bad it rained so you couldn't have done more. (It was horrible here in Edmonds all weekend, too...so nasty I only got in one walk all weekend.)