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.