Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sketchers Go to a Local Garden

 I joined Sheryl's Urban Sketch Group at a private country residence on one of 
Belfast's Open Garden Days. 
A dense field of daisies lined a gravel path 
that wound its way down to a lily pond, flowers on each side. 
Stopping to look closely, for an extended time while sketching,
varieties in the shapes & arrangements of petals!
In the whispering breeze, they nodded and danced.
These were not your clichéd stereotypical daisies!

A sea of daisies, going back & down, quite far off the path,
yellow orange caps & sparkles of white 
peeking through the daisy foliage in the foreground.

My mother loved daisies.... 
I sketched with ink while standing, added color later.

 A fashion show by ladies, clad in crisp summer
outfits. Hats, hats, hats! 
Like the NYC Easter Parade!
 Eavesdropping from a distance: At the Information Table: 

One of my original sketches didn't quite work out.
So, I made a memory illustration later.


  1. I love seeing your sketches . . .
    Enjoying your people so much.
    It seems like I could reach out and touch a real person.
    Amazing talent . . .

  2. I love this post. I could "see" the sea of daisies from your descriptin and I especially loved the "eavesdropping" conversations nseiorflfms Garden...ndielwpa Garden. Too perfect.

  3. I LOVE your people..I would be over the moon to be the artist of these:)

  4. I have no idea why I can take a painting and try and copy..not every style of course but some..yet put me in fron of 3d real people and I am frozen.

  5. Your work ALWAYS enchants me. Always. I'm not good with drawing people. In fact, I could almost be writing Monique's last comment! These charm me no end!

    I've been painting too and just posted some. It's practice, practice, practice, isn't it?!

  6. Ah Rita - so much to see here and it is all wonderful. I particularly loved the ladies in their hats. You are so good with that pen and watercolor. Have a great day. Hugs!

  7. Wow -- knockout daisies and such inviting sketches--I can 'see' the day, the scene . . . xx

  8. Love your figures! Really beautiful Rita!


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