le Jardin des Plantes

jardin des plantes

Friday we took the Bateau Bus to the Jardin des Plantes.  After finishing my sketch I walked over to E. and looked at hers.  I loved it and pulled out my camera to take a photograph of what she was looking at.  But the painting wash’t there.  All of the elements were there -the particular plants shapes, color cues, various figures moving in and out, pathway-but E. had used them as raw material and gauged their scale and position to create a dynamic composition composition .  It was exciting to see. (I was sitting under and to the left of the tree on the right of E’s sketch.  Her sketch is 5″x8″, in a regular, light-weight, moleskine sketchbook.  Mine is 5″x7″ on aqua board.jardin des plantes watercolor

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7 thoughts on “le Jardin des Plantes

  1. Wow, I love what you did out there. The light on the sidewalk was wonderfully captured. It looks sunny in your painting, too. The shadows on the trees in the foreground are fantastic as well.

    1. Thank you. It was wonderful being there in the beautiful gardens, so much to paint and so peaceful but also filled with people enjoying the world.

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