Monday, August 4, 2014

Sketching the Lotus Garden - Sunday August 3, 2014

I was unprepared for how beautiful the Lotus Garden is.  Sitting on top of a parking garage it's an unexpected urban oasis.

Paradise Above a Parking Garage?

The locked gate was opened at 1 PM and we were permitted to come up the stairs to the garden.

Stairway to the Garden

The first thing you see is a density of vegetation with curved paths that disappear from site.  At the spot where the first path forked  I spotted a statue hidden in the growth.

The Statue in the Garden

Because the paths wound around the space it was impossible to see all the sketchers after we came up and found our spots.

Denise Sketching in the Foliage

I found a pond stocked with fish that had the most brilliant colors.

The Coy Pond

Happy Sketchers, ... Happy Garden, ... Happy Day.





  1. Looks like you had a great afternoon at a nice location!

  2. I really like your sketch with the statue. Such brilliant colors and lots of air!


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