"Farmer's Market" 8 x 10" acrylic study
Here's an example of letting go of your preconceived notion of subject matter.
One hot spring day, I was painting in the back yard of a friend, along with a few other devoted watercolorists.
This simple motif was just an umbrella on the other side of the cedar fence in the next neighbor's yard.
I sketched the umbrella and fence and thought little about it until I decided to paint it. As I worked on the design, I added the flowers in the foreground, and a tree in the background to emphasize the umbrella, but the painting had no meaning, until I added the market vendors.
The fence became a booth with produce on top, and the flowers created a park.
Voila! a farmer's market.
Micheal W. Jones
Thoughts and work from a mid-career artist working his ass off every day
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