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