Friday, January 9, 2009

Breezy Day at the Dallas Arboretum

Arboretum Dreamer Hydrangea

I love how a bright underpainting can show through in unexpected places and give your work a little bit of life. Looking at it now, I think I should have used a warmer background color, what do you think?

I spent today at the Dallas Arboretum with my artsy friend Nancy. It was a good day for taking pictures - a storm was blowing over, the clouds were whipping by, and the sun kept streaking through them. Sorry, Nancy, for getting us lost on the way home. Poor thing, someone should have warned her about my driving!

These koi were very excited about all the visitors -
I think they were waiting for manna from heaven!

The water gardens are amazing, it was so warm today I had
thoughts of stepping into that nice cool downpour...

Texas is famous for its crepe myrtles, and the ones at
the Arboretum are beautiful, even without their blooms.

Check out this tiny little cottage with a thatched roof.
They even had tiny little people to go with it!

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