The flowers in Southern California have been spectacular this year due to the high rainfall totals we've had. Flowers always bring out the plein air painters. I'm looking forward to more paint-outs at local parks and gardens this season.
Every May there is a world wide challenge to do a sketch for every day of the month. In late April a list of subjects, or prompts, one for each day, is posted on several social media sites, like Facebook and Flickr. This is the fifth year I've participated. I haven't ever done a sketch for each day, but try to do as many as I'm inspired to sketch. Each year I've tried to attempt a different way to sketch, using different materials or a different approach to the subjects. This year I'm trying to just use a variety of pens and not any watercolor. It's always a challenge but so much fun, and great to see how other artists interpret the subjects.