I agreed to go fruit picking on one condition – that I was going to pick no fruit and was going to draw instead. I brought my iPad and stylus and sat in the shade of an otherwise sunny back yard, and created this.
I was sure I could get that umbrella in one or two colors, but the more I looked at it, the more colors I saw. Still, I managed to keep it to a handful.
This is a farm near here that has lots of brilliant white out buildings and matching fences. It is my submission to the Daily Paintworks "Picket Fence" Challenge. I tried Carol's method of painting the fencing as solid shapes and then carving out the negative spaces. Not as easy as I thought, but a good technique to try.
I used to like painting trees, but the more I try to simplify them, the less pleased I am with the results. I tried to do this tree with only two colors, but twenty minutes later I had about 50. I scraped and painted over, but it's still just not where I wanted it to be, or where I imagined it.