The Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale has a wonderful dahlia garden that I usually paint in every fall. One flower is more striking than the next, so I used one of my photos from there for my day 26 painting for "30 Paintings in 30 Days." If you would like to see some of the work by the other artists participating you can follow this link.
As promised, here are the sketches I did yesterday while walking around after the blizzard was over. For the first two I used my Elegant Writer pen that bleeds so nicely. I needed something quick because it was too cold out to stand in one place for long.
This one was a double page in my small moleskin sketchbook. I used watercolor pencils as well as the pen. By that point I couldn't sketch without my gloves on and they were really getting in the way.