Thursday, June 23, 2011

Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, ink & watercolor, 5x7"
Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers
When North Carolina Urban Sketcher correspondent Laura Frankstone was in San Francisco for a long weekend I (Jana) had the great pleasure of joining her for an afternoon of sketching in Golden Gate Park.

Below are our sketches of the Conservatory. I added watercolor to mine (above) in the studio later since it was windy, foggy and cold sitting on the grass and so were ready to go explore the (way too hot) conservatory.

Laura's on left, Jana's on right
Laura's sketch on left, Jana's on right
Photo of the Conservatory with my sketch
My sketch with Conservatory in background
After getting all steamy inside the Conservatory of Flowers' jungle-like atmosphere, and touring the Wicked Plants exhibit, we came back out to sketch people on the lawn.

Girls Picnic  in Golden Gate Park, ink & watercolor, 7x5"
Picnic in the park
We agreed to paint these later too, since time was short and we wanted to keep moving. Below are our two sketches.

Girls in the Park; Laura's above, Jana's below
Laura's on top, Jana's on bottom
Our last stop was the Tea House in the Japanese Tea Garden. The garden is an absolutely beautiful place with incredible plantings, sculptures, buildings, ponds, trees, moon bridges and more. I wanted to live there.

View from Teahouse in Japanese Tea Garden, ink & watercolor, 5x7"
Japanese Tea Garden View
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  1. Wow! Thanks for taking us along with your sketch books!

  2. Wow Lovely. Thanks for the reminders. I miss San Francisco, sometimes.


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