Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Botanical Gardens - Asheville

After a visit with Daughter at UNC Asheville (we went up to see the Dance Department's program, which was wonderful - daughter choreographed and led an audience participation piece that made us very proud of her), we took a short stop at the Botanical Gardens next to campus. We stopped to use the restroom, but the day was beautiful, the light was golden, and we decided to take a short stroll. Then I decided to do a short sketch while Youngest and Dearest took a stroll...

This was completed back in my studio, from memory, because I only had time to get the basics laid in with pencil and pen. It's not 100% accurate, of course, but it captures the feeling I had for the spot beneath the bridge near the visitor center.


10 x 14 sketch on cold press watercolor paper, with black felt-tip.

4 comments:

the GyPsY said...

I like the atmosphere, relaxing, soothing .. nice work

susan said...

It's very nice - everything's in place in a stylized but very relaxed manner. I'm impressed and delighted you had such a good day.

Linda said...

looks like a great day...love the antique tone this has...

TheCunningRunt said...

Beautiful. I bet the feel of that piece is more accurate than the literalness. I strive for an accuracy of feeling in my photos, though it's often elusive.

And as for your visit to UNC, I too am finding my college-age daughter to be a marvel of competence and source of great pride! Isn't it a wonderful phase of parenthood?