I painted this one back in August. We picked up this fun little tricycle for Audrey and I loved the colors and lines on it. I spent a surprisingly long time moving it around the yard to try it with different light effects and backgrounds.
I just spent the last few weeks teaching workshops in Rockland, ME. It was fun but completely exhausting! One of the things I stress in my classes is the importance of simplifying a scene to it’s most important shapes and colors when we paint. still want my drawing to be correct, but I find it most important to get the values and color shifts put in with a painterly brushstroke. The tricycle was fun to paint, but I really like the simplicity of how the baby pool in the background was painted. It’s the subtle shifts in blue that give a sense of light and shadow that I like, and how those colors play off the rest of the composition’s colors.