Saturday, May 19, 2012

Barbara & Mary's Lyrical Garden

A huge thank you to Barbara and Mary Strom for the warm welcome and chance to gather and sketch in your delightful home and gardens.
I thought this drawing was going to be about the pot of flowers in the foreground, but I think it turned out to be about the cat sculpture. No one ever accused me of planning a composition. Phyllis called it lyrical and I like that. My drawings seem to unfold in ways I never expected. I thought this one captured the sense of fun, whimsy and vitality of the garden.

Sketch #2. Unfinished, but here it is.


  1. Is the 2 pictures above for sale? It's so pretty.

    1. Thanks! I don't sell the originals in my sketchbooks. I could sell the right to make a print. If you're interested, email me at