Yesterday our Astoria Draw group met at Paradise Productions in Astoria (http://www.chrisbryant.net/) for our fortnightly sketching gathering. Some took advantage of the fabulous view of the Columbia River with its large anchored cargo ships and pilings and others choose subjects inside the gallery. Knowing that most would draw views of the river I walked several blocks away and found these flowers next to the curb. Something different. Tried to make it pop more than my previous sketches.