Working on my sketching while traveling in the trailer. I couldn't make class last Saturday and Diane (instructor) made a video for those who can't come or live to far away. The double spread page is the class project I did with a Lupine flower. The single flower "Wild Iris" I did yesterday after finding it growing all over a big rock we climbed up yesterday to view the ocean in Brookings, OR. I have lots of Iris at home, but had never seen these small Wild Iris - they are about 4" tall and grow very close to the ground with long slender leaves. I like my Iris the best, as I got better contrast. I love the technique of stamping with leaves - really cool. I am learning so much from Diane.
We have begun our travels up the Oregon Coast. I love flowers where ever I go and photograph lots of them on our trips. I am practicing my sketching some more and did this journal sketch of the wildflowers I saw yesterday Lots of buttercups and poppy fields, hills with clumps of purple Lupine and Azaleas like I have never seen - they are trees, not bushes like we have at home and are covered with flowers in large clumps at least 8-10" across.