Thursday, April 30, 2015


After painting the small square magnolia the other day I wanted to go back and paint a larger version. This was done at Clark Botanic Gardens in Albertson. It is about 5 1/2 x 15.

Since today is the last day of the month my fake journal, "Floral Fantasy" has come to an end. You can check out the last sketches and post here.


  1. So pretty! I'm reminded of the elegant and sophisticated homes a la The Thin Man movie era!

  2. Dear Joan- your magnolias are lovely. Really like the longer format too. Going over to check out your final sketches on floral fantasy. Have a great weekend. Hugs!

  3. Excellent work on these magnolias, Joan! I've visited Clark Botanical Gardens many times...

  4. Thanks so much Sherry!

    Debbie, thank you. I like the long format and I'm glad I got to do this one before the blossoms were off the tree.

    Hilda, thanks. It is a nice garden...a little bit of everything and not overwhelming.

  5. Nice one! Painting all those flowers in your fake journal is paying off.