An artist in one of the paint-out groups invited a friend, Carla, to paint with us one Friday. She lived near our painting location and invited the group to paint in her backyard sometime. We were thrilled with the invitation. We're always looking for new and different places to paint. So last Friday we met at Carla's home. Such a pretty backyard with many possible views for a painting. Carla has lots of potted plants, a lovely shaded patio, and two water features. Of course I had a hard time deciding what to paint. And watercolor or gouache? Decisions. I spotted a red umbrella over the fence in the yard next door. There were some potted plants and nice dappled light for my foreground so I started a watercolor. I thought I was safe from the sun under some umbrellas but ended up moving twice. What a nice day of painting in Carla's backyard.
10" x 8" Watercolor
Nice view but it was shady when I started painting.