Drawing outside my comfort zone today. I like to draw fast and loose. To capture an impression, often without much detail. So it was quite a challenge to walk around Guadalupe Oak Grove Park and draw some really tiny wildflowers that I wanted to identify. I managed to come home and I.D. everything but #4: little pink-lilac flowers, feathery foliage and some strange grass-like structures attached. The flowers were a half centimenter across. I’m based in San Jose, California. If you think you know what I might have drawn, let me know.
Update: They’ve been identified! The amazing Nature Journal Club members got it right within minutes of my posting this. It is a non-native called Erodium cicutarium or pinweed,
Sketched in a Stillman & Birn Epsilon Series book, which has a much smoother paper than my usual book.
When I came across this big clump of poppies, though, out came my large Beta sketchbook. Blue pencil and watercolor with a wee bit of white gouache.