Huntington Gardens Collage & Watercolor Sketchbook 2009

Huntington Garden 2009 - Botanical Gardens p 1
Huntington Garden 2009 - April 2009 p 2
Huntington Garden 2009 – April 2009 p 2

For our anniversary in 2009, Brian and I got a really fun new camera. He was going to use it to take pictures of  nebulas on his telescope and I was going to get my paintings photographed professionally without the professional cost.

Huntington Garden 2009 - Iris Profusion p 3
Huntington Garden 2009 – Iris Profusion p 3

We decided to go to the Huntington Gardens to try out the new toy, and I made this sketchbook from a combination of photos, collage and watercolor. I made paper from flowers in our garden in Escondido. The piecing together of materials was very inspiring and I enjoyed learning some new techniques and expanded on some of the new ideas in paintings.

Huntington Garden 2009 - Herb Garden p 4
Huntington Garden 2009 – Herb Garden p 4

The Chinese garden was new to me on this trip and the wonderful water reflecting pool was beautiful.

Huntington Garden 2009 - Tree in Bloom P5
Huntington Garden 2009 – Tree in Bloom P5

The Japanese garden and bonsai area are a favorite and I love the way that whole area feels so peaceful and quiet.

Huntington Garden 2009 - Australian Garden p 6
Huntington Garden 2009 – Australian Garden p 6

My favorite area in the Huntington is the succulent and agave area. All the shapes and colors are so appealing to me. I especially enjoyed the play of light and bright white spaces the sidewalks created.

Huntington Garden 2009 - Wisteria P7
Huntington Garden 2009 – Wisteria P7
Huntington Garden 2009 - Yucca P8
Huntington Garden 2009 – Yucca P8
Huntington Garden 2009 - Buddah Garden P9
Huntington Garden 2009 – Buddah Garden P9

 

Huntington Garden 2009 - Bearded Iris p10
Huntington Garden 2009 – Bearded Iris p10

 

Huntington Garden 2009 - Cactus Garden p11
Huntington Garden 2009 – Cactus Garden p11
Huntington Garden 2009 - Desert Garden p12
Huntington Garden 2009 – Desert Garden p12
Huntington Garden 2009 - Wisteria 2 - P 13
Huntington Garden 2009 – Wisteria 2 – P 13
Huntington Garden 2009 - Quiet Wisteria P14
Huntington Garden 2009 – Quiet Wisteria P14
Huntington Garden 2009 - Red Hot Pokers P15
Huntington Garden 2009 – Red Hot Pokers P15
Huntington Garden 2009 - Winding Path p16
Huntington Garden 2009 – Winding Path p16
Huntington Garden 2009 - Bonsai Pool P17
Huntington Garden 2009 – Bonsai Pool P17
Huntington Garden 2009 - Japanese Bridge P 19
Huntington Garden 2009 – Japanese Bridge P 19
Huntington Garden 2009 - Japanese Bridge 2 P 20
Huntington Garden 2009 – Japanese Bridge 2 P 20
Huntington Garden 2009 - Garden Grass p21
Huntington Garden 2009 – Garden Grass p21
Huntington Garden 2009 - Grasses 2 P22
Huntington Garden 2009 – Grasses 2 P22
Huntington Garden 2009 - Pathways P 23
Huntington Garden 2009 – Pathways P 23
Huntington Garden 2009 - Agave P24
Huntington Garden 2009 – Agave P24
Huntington Garden 2009 - Cactus Bloom P25
Huntington Garden 2009 – Cactus Bloom P25
Huntington Garden 2009 - Succulent Bloom 2 P26
Huntington Garden 2009 – Succulent Bloom 2 P26
Huntington Garden 2009 - Blooms P29
Huntington Garden 2009 – Blooms P29
Huntington Garden 2009 - Iris p30
Huntington Garden 2009 – Iris p30
Huntington Garden 2009 - Spring Day P31
Huntington Garden 2009 – Spring Day P31
Huntington Garden 2009 - Butterfly Trail P32
Huntington Garden 2009 – Butterfly Trail P32
Huntington Garden 2009 - Shadows p33
Huntington Garden 2009 – Shadows p33
Huntington Garden 2009 - Agave 3 p34
Huntington Garden 2009 – Agave 3 p34
Huntington Garden 2009 - Willow p35
Huntington Garden 2009 – Willow p35
Huntington Garden 2009 - Pagoda p36
Huntington Garden 2009 – Pagoda p36
Huntington Garden 2009 - Lavender Path p 37
Huntington Garden 2009 – Lavender Path p 37
Huntington Garden 2009 - Willow Pond p38
Huntington Garden 2009 – Willow Pond p38
Huntington Garden 2009 - Succulent Blooms p 39
Huntington Garden 2009 – Succulent Blooms p 39
Huntington Garden 2009 - Succulent Sky p40
Huntington Garden 2009 – Succulent Sky p40
Huntington Garden 2009 - Cactus Bloom 2 p41
Huntington Garden 2009 – Cactus Bloom 2 p41

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