This is all you'll get from the botanical gardens trip. I was really looking forward to it but found it a real struggle. I did do some colour pallet studies that i found useful though. This was just a quick small one to get started. Pam suggested I get the big sketchbook out and be braver (reasonable I think). She also suggested i put down a wash of colour and then work in a greater depth of tone than i have been (also reasonable). The results weren't good and won't be appearing on here. I confused myself, added the colour very clumsily, ran out of time, panicked and switched to charcoal. It was bad. never mind. it's all a learning process.