I wasn't happy with my first go at setting up this still life--too cluttered, and all the silk flowers weren't working for me. So today on my walk I grabbed some evergreen sprigs: this is more like it.
I need some more, and need to arrange them more artfully, but this is getting closer.
I'm in one of those scattered phases: many things I want to paint, but can't seem to settle down to any one in particular ... dabbing a bit at this and that. It's totally unsatisfying, but that's where I am.
Below's a quick study for the current DSFDF challenge: a Victorian house in San Fran. Cape May's Victorians are much more gingerbread-laden, so this clean facade should be easy, but the lack of strong shadows has left me stumbling a bit. I think I'm going to have make my own shadows!