I started this water color today in class using a photo my friend (or maybe I) took at the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the Spring of 2007. It’s a wonderful festival, always enjoyed more thoroughly during the week before the actual festival. You can see all the beautiful cherry trees without having to deal with the millions of people.

I always am amazed when I take a picture with my phone camera and it looks better than the original. Maybe it’s the slight blurriness that makes the painting look better. Or maybe it’s just that by the time I get home I don’t remember really what the painting looked like. I still have quite a bit more work to do next week. I hope I don’t screw it up.