The three points of practice in this sketch of my garden were catching the light, playing with various shades of green while not letting them overpower the flowers, and introducing a variety of tonal values in the blossoms without getting too detailed.
A new #10 worked great for a lemon yellow first layer but I was down to my tiniest brushes by the time it was done.
I stayed loose for most of the hour and a half, and resisted the urge to detail things. I think I will go back and add some detail to the edging. It’s too rounded for an 8×8 post.
The colours and lightness remind me of illustrations in some children’s books I read as a little girl. Maybe I should add a small bird or two?