Well, I hope you aren't keeping track because this is "Daily Painting" #6, but there have been a couple of days in between! I suppose I should call them Nearly Daily Paintings :)
So, I found the reference for this little garden painting in my reorganizing. One thing that's really starting to sink in for me is the importance of doing a small thumbnail sketch. Because I know I only have an hour of painting time, I'm motivated to do all my editing and simplifying before I get started. In the past I would just jump right in and figure it our as I went along. This is easier to do with regular acrylics which dry quickly. I can just repaint if I get it wrong. Using a thumbnail to do this in advance really helps to keep the painting looking more fresh. And with the Open acrylics I'm using, I don't have the option of painting over.
Here's the reference, and my thumbnail simplifying the shapes and values:
Anyway, here's what I came up with in an hour's painting time:
"Garden Path" 5x7 acrylic on canvas panel
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