Downtown San Antonio is dotted by artfully maintained planted containers. While perusing the city's center I decided to quickly sketch this group of containers that were being lit by the morning sun. I wanted to describe the structure of the plants and the effect of the sharp southwestern sunlight with the minimum amount of marks possible. I was very pleased in the way this one turned out. I felt that the abstractions were spot on and the drawing is open and airy and at the same time is able to convey texture as in the ornate urn.