Oil on Panel
Our host thought we were amusing. After a week of driving up, down and all around the countryside, we just stayed put this morning and found ourselves a little corner of shade to paint.
I've unsuccessfully attempted to paint this garden before- why it has been unsuccessful is that I find there is so much happening- leaves of infinite shades of green going this way and that. To find order in the chaos of leaves and portray it well is a challenge for me.
I waited for the sun to first come into the garden and hit this little bench here before starting to paint so that I would have more contrast between light and shadow to work with. This did make it easier to seperate some of the trees and other greens into light and shadow.
I think that this is something I need to work on more and more, greens (!) and keeping them simple and keep attempting to find order in the chaos.