I'd much prefer to sketch flowers. This waterlily at Hughes Water Gardens started turning from white to pink as we sat and sketched in the greenhouse. The subtle color changes happened very slowly. The gardener said that by the end of the day this waterlily would be all pink.
Victorian lily pads float in the greenhouse pond with tall lotus plants in the background.
The lotus blossom and seed pod always fascinate me with their grand size and shape.
Other waterlily species share the pond with their bright flowers and dark leaves.
This week, we went to Lake Oswego to sketch street art. My inclination is to draw the flowers in this beautiful bed.
Robin discovered this metal sculpture entitled "Totem" by Travis Pond from Steel Pond Studios in Portland. It's made of 100% recycled metal motorcycles and guns. Gas tanks become bodies and various metal parts formed the arms and legs of the totem creatures.
Here's the bottom creature- a frog? I'm not sure. I felt like I was drawing an outer-space being.