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Monday, November 7, 2016

Art In the Garden Series

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  Today you are invited to leave my garden and take a little field trip with me to the beautiful botanical gardens at Sherman Library and Gardens for a little review and repost of the classes I taught this year as part of their Art in The Garden series.

The Art in the Garden series is based on art lessons in the garden featuring  seasonal flowers in bloom in the garden. 

The setting for the classes is beautiful and so inspirational.  The classes are for all levels of painters and non painters and we paint a single flower bloom on a small 4x4 canvas that is manageable for everyone taking the classes.

The gardens are tended by over 100 volunteers and staff.

The garden features 2 1/2 acres of shaded walkways, native California plants and flowers, fountains. turtle pond, green house, bog. library, tea garden, seasonal flowers and a fabulous cafe featuring French cuisine pared with California wines and seasonal fruits and vegetables - some are grown in the garden.

The art classes are held in this beautiful area.

Or here under the ancient pepper tree.

So far this year we painted Pansies and book marks,

Fuchsias and book marks,


The Dahlia paint palette was so pretty I hated to throw it away so I saved it to use for wrapping paper.


Pumpkins and Sunflowers for Fall,

And for Christmas we are painting a Poinsettia on a gift box and whimsical gift tags.

Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails and comments and those who follow my blog.  Once my classes are completed I plan to get back to blogging weekly.

Have a lovely week. Blessings,  Erin

                                             "Therefore I tell you, do not worry."  Matthew 6:25


Stacey said...

Erin, the gardens are so pretty! I love the way you painted on the blocks. Just perfect!

Sharing on Poofing the Pillows Facebook page tomorrow. :)

Marcia said...

Your art is as beautiful as ever. Love the colors, and the idea to use the palette as wrapping paper. The gardens are so inspiring.
Enjoy your summer. Looking forward to your weekly posts.
Love and blessings.

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhh so beautiful Erin. Swooning!

Sue Kosec said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh - just beautiful! I love these photos and the dahliahs ... they are gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing!

Sonia said...

Just beautiful...we have a hard time growing Dahlias here in OKC, but I sure do enjoy them. Your setting for painting is just gorgeous!

Marlynne said...

I never have grown Dahlias but need to try them, they are beautiful1 Love your little pieces of art! I have enjoying making some and selling them. Need to make more! They are fun to do!

Diana Seal said...

What a fabulous garden Erin!
It all looks very peaceful and so many corners to sit, relax and look at all the beautiful flowers!
Thanks for sharing!

Art and Sand said...

You find the most beautiful places to visit.

Yesterday the stylist and photographer from Cottages and Bungalows were here to take photos. Jikki couldn't make it, but Karen was a doll and the photographer, Bret, said he remembered photographing your house.

What month will your house be featured?

Jens C. Kruse said...