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OSBAlogo acronym

Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists


Sketch pod

Part of the fun of being in a group with similar interests in botanical art is the opportunity to sketch in gardens together, and then look at the results after a couple of hours.

When the pandemic struck, members discovered we could convene over Zoom. A weekly sketch-out was scheduled, beginning with 15 minutes to chat. We then signed off to draw or paint whatever we had collected from our gardens, walks in the woods or even our fridges. After 90 minutes, we re-grouped over Zoom for a show-and-tell and later loaded photos of our sketches on our group's shared photo site.

This approach worked so well, we've decided to continue using Zoom during the months when our gardens are covered in snow.

Below is a sampling of sketches and drawings by the members during the Fall of 2021 and the Winter of 2022.

Project Leader: Raewyn Khosla