• Cathy Carey

Huntington Gardens Collage & Watercolor Sketchbook 2009


Huntington Garden 2009 - April 2009 p 2

Huntington Garden 2009 – April 2009 p 2


For our anniversary in 2009, Brian and I got a really fun new camera. He was going to use it to take pictures of  nebulas on his telescope and I was going to get my paintings photographed professionally without the professional cost.


Huntington Garden 2009 - Iris Profusion p 3

Huntington Garden 2009 – Iris Profusion p 3


We decided to go to the Huntington Gardens to try out the new toy, and I made this sketchbook from a combination of photos, collage and watercolor. I made paper from flowers in our garden in Escondido. The piecing together of materials was very inspiring and I enjoyed learning some new techniques and expanded on some of the new ideas in paintings.


Huntington Garden 2009 - Herb Garden p 4

Huntington Garden 2009 – Herb Garden p 4


The Chinese garden was new to me on this trip and the wonderful water reflecting pool was beautiful.


Huntington Garden 2009 - Tree in Bloom P5

Huntington Garden 2009 – Tree in Bloom P5


The Japanese garden and bonsai area are a favorite and I love the way that whole area feels so peaceful and quiet.


Huntington Garden 2009 - Australian Garden p 6

Huntington Garden 2009 – Australian Garden p 6


My favorite area in the Huntington is the succulent and agave area. All the shapes and colors are so appealing to me. I especially enjoyed the play of light and bright white spaces the sidewalks created.


Huntington Garden 2009 - Wisteria P7

Huntington Garden 2009 – Wisteria P7



Huntington Garden 2009 - Yucca P8

Huntington Garden 2009 – Yucca P8



Huntington Garden 2009 - Buddah Garden P9

Huntington Garden 2009 – Buddah Garden P9



Huntington Garden 2009 - Bearded Iris p10

Huntington Garden 2009 – Bearded Iris p10



Huntington Garden 2009 - Cactus Garden p11

Huntington Garden 2009 – Cactus Garden p11



Huntington Garden 2009 - Desert Garden p12

Huntington Garden 2009 – Desert Garden p12



Huntington Garden 2009 - Wisteria 2 - P 13

Huntington Garden 2009 – Wisteria 2 – P 13



Huntington Garden 2009 - Quiet Wisteria P14

Huntington Garden 2009 – Quiet Wisteria P14



Huntington Garden 2009 - Red Hot Pokers P15

Huntington Garden 2009 – Red Hot Pokers P15



Huntington Garden 2009 - Winding Path p16