Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Impressions of the Gardens Trade

Survivor Orange ATC
Inktense watercolor pencils

This is the latest trading card, made from a journal sketch, for the Impressions of the Gardens class, week 6.  On the last day of class everyone brings artist trading cards made from their art work done during the class.  I've been teaching this class for around 2 years now, through the Colorado Free University, at the Denver Botanical Gardens.  Teaching basic drawing, observation and creativity skills for new and advanced artists.  The class lasts 6 weeks and fun to experience how different each group is.  Also great to experience the 4 seasons at the Gardens.  This sketch is one in a series I want to do with "survivor" growing things--plants and trees who are shaped by their environment and yet bloom where they are planted.  This plant is in "The Orangery" at the Gardens.  I like that this drawing sort of has a Matisse feeling to it.

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