Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Third Scene from Portland's Japanese Garden

The Flat Garden @ The Japanese Garden
pen & ink in a Stillman and Birn Epsilon sketchbook

The Flat Garden creates an ideal subject for pen & ink. The great expanse of white sand makes a perfect contrast to the other features — wooden railing, diverse greenery, and characteristic stones. The challenge is to add enough contrast to the greenery to make it look diverse.

While doing these sketches I recall the memory of the garden in a very Zen fashion. Peace returns.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sketches from Portland's Japanese Garden

Two Scenes from the Japanese Gardens
Pen & ink in a Stillman and Birn Epsilon sketchbook
I spent a lovely time wandering around Portland gardens this past weekend. A highlight was the Japanese gardens, a beautiful and peaceful place. As the weather was quite hot, I decided to take in the garden with my soul and then do some drawings from my photographs once I'd gotten home.

These are the first two.