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I recently had the wonderful opportunity for lunch and sketching with a friend at Cantigny Park.  I left my camera at home, determined to actually sketch instead of lug my supplies around like I did at Kalamazoo!  It was a beautiful day, a bit humid, but all that faded away once I started studying the flowers.  I was drawn to the beautiful contrast of light flowers against the dark background as well as the graceful shape of the hosta flowers.  I started with pencil, added watercolor and finished with ink.  Enjoy!

Hosta flower sketch © 2014 Karen A. Johnson

Hosta flower sketch
© 2014 Karen A. Johnson

My friend was amused to look up and see three people on Segways behind me…they were very quiet and it took a while before I became aware of them!