I Just Flipped

the calendar to April, even though the month is half over.  My calendar displays a Paul Klee painting for every month. My composition today was based on the Klee painting for April  (a detail of Necropolis).

I sat on the porch looking out at the back yard. I sketched caricatures of the potted plants and the trees in behind them. I then drew parallel lines up to the outlines of the figures.

I painted blue strips at the top of the paper, gradually darkening them until I changed to green. Just below the pots, I changed again to brown.

Within the tree outlines I drew free-form squiggles to represent the leaves.

Watercolor: Abstract Expressionistic Landscape

Back Yard
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

I really like this composition. Breaking up the space with parallel lines is an approach that has a lot of possibilities.

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