My Watercolor Show is Up and Running through September 28, 2012

August 8, 2012

Exhibit of my watercolor sketches at the Elisabeth C Miller Library

An exhibit of my watercolor sketches is now on display at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle.  The exhibit, which runs through September 28, is available for viewing during the library’s normal visiting hours.  Please check this link for hours and driving directions.

I spent a delightful couple of hours yesterday morning with a group of six women who drove down from Bow, Washington to see the show.  This is the first time I’ve actually met new friends through my blog, and they are each kindred spirits — some painters, a couple of librarians, some with ties to the Midwest, fellow travelers.   I am touched that they made the effort to see my work and it was a real pleasure to meet them.

Magnificent bouquet from the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.

I was also very honored to see a stunning bouquet from the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market delivered to the Miller Library to celebrate my show.  The bouquet is so beautiful, and it is such a thoughtful gesture of support from my friends at the Market.  The bouquet was quite a showpiece of local, seasonal blooms — I was tickled to see a stem of blackberries tucked in among the flowers and greens!

Display cases show sample blog posts, some photographs, and tools of my trade — watercolor sets and journals.

The framed watercolors are arranged by season — spring, summer, fall and winter.

I invite you all to stop by the Miller Library to see my show.  And to spend some time visiting this wonderful horticultural resource in the city.  Tomorrow’s blog post will take you along the trails of the Union Bay Natural Area adjacent to the Miller Library.  And Friday’s post will introduce you to the Otis Douglas Hyde Herbarium, also part of the Center for Urban Horticulture.  I’ll close here with some photographs from the demonstration gardens.


This purple trumpet flower is called “the devil’s trumpet,” or datura

Bed of sneezeweed

Sneezeweed, so much variety in one bed



I loved the range of colors here, too.

A hanging curtain of green

Looking through the curtain

Grape leaves like stained glass

18 Responses to “My Watercolor Show is Up and Running through September 28, 2012”

  1. Shirley Says:

    Since I can’t see your pictures in person, it is great that you put the exhibit on your blog.

  2. Renee Says:

    I can only hope your show goes on the road and comes to New York City. I have loved your water colors and posts since I first found you/them. It looks like the library did a good job honoring your talent. Congratulations.

  3. Mary H Says:

    Rosemary, I so enjoyed seeing your work and meeting you yesterday. Now reading your daily message will mean even more to me. Thanks, too, for introducing us to the Herbarium, Miller Library and their lovely surrounding gardens.

  4. (you earned that bouquet!) with your blog posts about them.

  5. Rosemary Says:

    I am happy to send out a link to a more complete photo slideshow of the exhibit. If you are interested, leave a comment. I’ll send the slideshow link to your email address.
    Thanks for your interest!

  6. Janet Foss Says:

    She did earn that bouquet she is an awesome lady and we love her, and her work. And I love the note cards I got today and so did everyone I showed them too I think Cafe ole dahlia is everyone’s favorite you have such a good eye for the lovely things in life thank you.

  7. Congratulations and more power.

  8. Adrienne Says:

    How I wish I could experience the display in person. I’m so grateful you shared and I can at least enjoy your work on line.

  9. Shirley Says:

    Thanks so much for the slideshow, enjoyed it very much

  10. garden2day Says:

    Congratulations, again.

  11. shoreacres Says:

    What a marvelous exhibit. I like the combination of “tools of the trade” together with the watercolors. It appears they’ve done a very good job of showcasing your work – congratulations!

  12. Chris Says:

    Congratulations and Beautiful photos…I love the “stained glass, grape leaves”…..

  13. hannah Says:

    I’ve just discovered your blog, it’s very lovely and wonderful. Love the poems too. Thank you..

  14. […] that my watercolor exhibit is up, I plan to go back to sketching and painting in my Moleskin journals, and my first project […]

  15. kaylistic Says:

    beautiful collection of green and flowers! 🙂

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