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Berkeley Rose Garden

Berkeley Rose Garden

Ink & watercolor in large Moleskine watercolor notebook
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After I drew the stinky flowers I walked up the hill to the Berkeley Rose Garden. None of the rose are blooming but the surrounding trees and bushes were lovely shades of gold and red and green. I sat on a wall above the amphitheater drawing with my back to a little patio facing the street. When I arrived there was just another man and I enjoying the view and the sun. Then teenagers started arriving just like a flock of crows, one than another than a gaggle of girls…until there were 30 or more teens yelling and laughing and boasting and mostly, posing. Trying to show off for each other about how they were going to party and drink beer. I finally turned around and could see they were all nice middle class kids, probably middle-schoolers trying to be oh so grown up.

Here’s a photo from the Rose Garden’s website of the scene I painted from a slightly different angle.

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5 replies on “Berkeley Rose Garden”

LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY!!! It looks like such a beautiful spot, Jana .. I can’t imagine how heavenly the scent will be with the roses in bloom! TERRIFIC WORK!

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Ahh – the Rose Garden. I recognized it instantly! Great job on the arbor and getting the whole feel of the place.

I am looking forward to the blooming season to come; will have to remember to get over there and sketch!

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You have done nice work on the rose garden…love all the warm colors! I hope we’ll get to see a painting when the roses are in full flower..
Great sketch
Ronell

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