This subject is a little out of the norm for me, but I had a good time painting the scene. Laundry lines can be a fun challenge because of the way light bounces around between the fabrics and also shines through the material. When I saw this scene I decided to start with a smaller sketch of the scene, seen below. The first sketch, seen below, is 12×16″ and the painting above is 30×42″.
I like working on a larger scale for this scene, but no matter how much I end up liking the larger painting, I always have a fondness for the freshness of a quick sketch.