03 April 2013

mission fig watercolor

Sitting in the garden and drawing what I see is very meditative.  Unpacking my new paint set and mixing the colors is where the challenge lies.  Finding the right shades of green and mixing just the right size "puddle" of paint so that the greens will be consistent takes patience.

Next time I'll take a shot at the bright blue pot the Mission fig grows in.


  1. Beautiful, Sally! How poetically perfect to paint a mission fig in your Mission Hills garden.

  2. Thank you Laura, for your friendship and encouragement! Today in class we began to sketch people. The guidance is clear, but following it will take a lot of practice. My people still look a little cartoonish. When I have a well-drawn face, I will share.