Boy was yesterday's grey skies. rain and cold miserable. So thankful to be able to stay indoors! I suppose the bleakness of the day had me turning to some of our plein air photographs for sketch material. I found a photo of a garden that I painted plein air last year ... and realized that the painting I had done while at this garden in Hillsborough included far too many details ... so I challenged myself to re-compose and crop the photo to make a painting more to my liking.
Keeping the 'path of light' in mind again, I simplified the scene making the foliage more abstract against the firmer, more realistic steps. I fuzzed out the background and I like this much better than my original plein air attempt. Now to try to do that while sitting in front of an entire garden!! LOL
It's back to work again -- and truly an overwhelmingly busy week. But we're on countdown until the end of the semester -- and the holidays! Yeah!