|Teddy Bear Fountain, ink& watercolor, 8x11"|
It was fun sketching Berkeley's 100-year-old Teddy Bear Fountain again. After Cristina and I chose the perfect viewpoint and sat down on the carved stone bench, I pulled out my pen, opened my bag and discovered I'd forgotten my sketchbook! DUH! Fortunately she had an extra a 9x12 watercolor block she let me use.
There was an odd optical illusion; it appeared that the water was only falling behind the fountain so that's how I painted it. I also intentionally shrunk the width of the base of the fountain. The sun was setting when I finished drawing so I added paint at home.
Please see Cristina's comprehensive sketch of the scene here and Cathy's previous sketch now featured on Berkeley Library cards.