Thursday, April 28, 2011

Iris at the cemetery

Sacramento has a lovely old City Cemetery. Famous people such as John Sutter (think of the discovery of gold), Stanfords (railroads) and Virgil Earp (Wyatt Earp's brother) are buried there. They have a heritage rose section which is maintained by volunteers. Yet, it was the Iris that caught my eye today. I took an "artists day" and spent time wandering, taking picture and painting. There was no deadline and there were so many lovely flowers and plants. This was a very calming experience.



Believe that the top Iris is named Root Beer. I drew with a Pitt Pen and used Inktense watercolor pencils.


10 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

Wonderful line work and colors. . . and ya gotta love an iris named Root Beer!!

Sandy in Michigan said...

Beautiful sketches of the iris! It must have been so interesting wandering about and drinking in the history.

Alex said...

Just lovely! I like how everything looks natural including how the petals and leaves fold.

whatidoisme said...

You've captured these graceful flowers beautifully!
Sue

Cynthia Padilla said...

Wonderfully observed, Sandra.

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Lynn said...

Simple, classic lines. Very nice!

Tahirih said...

These have a very lovely, classsic feel to them. I love the simplicity, and the grace...I would call them haiku art. Everything is there, fully, but simply, to express a full idea...Wow!

Lucia B. said...

I like these drawings made with strong lines and soft colours. They communicate a sense of peace, maybe like your feeling while you were wandering around the cemetery.

marancat said...

Great sketches! Two lovely things to do - wander in a churchyard and draw Iris. Lovely to get to do both those things at the same time!

Beach Cat ! said...

Your colors are very eye catching. What a pretty pair of drawings!