Last Friday, after finishing ‘Because of the Gardeners,’ it was still early. I looked around thinking that I could at least get a good start on a second piece.
I noticed how the walkways led to my friend, who was painting at the other end of the garden. I also thought the people strolling around, admiring the flowers in the center of the boxwood hedges, added a sweet touch to the scene. I got to work, and put in the basics of the people, building, sky, and hedges.
I overlooked taking a photo with my phone. So, this morning, when I got back to working on this, I felt little obligation to show the actual garden. Instead, I worked to make my friend the center of attention by changing the color of her clothing and easel, darkening the walkways leading to her, and adding in the smaller person in the center left.