Yesterday our sketching group had a planned outing at Venetian Gardens. Talk about a gorgeous day to be out at the park!!!
Not sure just how many showed up to sketch and paint as it's a very large area and everyone kind of set up scattered in various locations.
Venetian Gardens borders one of our area lakes. You stand one way and you look out over the lake. There's a marina off to one side and as you turn to the right looking out over the lake, the park extends around where there is a housing community. With back turned to the lake, there are streams or channels where many like to fish. There's also a public swimming pool.
All along the park are benches to sit, a few pavilions, and little bridges you cross over the streams. Really pretty park and a lot of folks will come to this area during their lunch breaks either sitting in their vehicles or out under the trees.
I chose to head over towards the streams or channels where several were fishing. Later several others from the group joined me :-)
Stillman & Birn Beta / Lamy Safari / Lexington Gray ink
This first sketch was all done sitting on location. I even brought out my watercolors and painted rather than waiting until I returned home. For me it's a big change trying to paint away from my desk where I have more mixing room, no bugs, and no wind............or worry of birds flying over my head........lol. I add that last bit because of one lady in the group had one bird drop her a gift.
This second sketch is from photos I took and worked this morning