Friday, January 28, 2011

UCR Botanical Gardens

Today our plein aire painting group was invited to paint the botanical gardens. They have been closed since Christmas due to flooding and they are going to reopen next weekend. There is 46 acres of gardens from succulents to tropicals, roses to herbs. Everything is starting to bloom. This hillside was in the South African garden. This is one of my sketches.


  1. Lovely rich colors. It must have been a treat to get paint in the gardens when they are still closed to the public.

  2. What a beautiful spot, Desiree, and good job!

  3. Thank you for your comments, UCR is University of California at Riverside. Sorry.


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