Watercolor pencil, watercolor
5 x 8 inches
When I first moved into this house and, again, after I built the studio, I made series of paintings of the backyard. This year, the gardens I dug and the hedges I planted are officially established and mature. My paradise is lush and green, green, green.
It's a challenge to capture the real greens. By the time the sketch is scanned and up on my monitor, the yellows look acidic and the greens not true. But it's late, I'm tired and it's all relative. The challenge is good for practice.
This is the view I wake up to from my the window by my bed.
Recent images of backyard here. See early paintings of my back yard here. Click here for a painting of the view when I first moved in.
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