I also spent an hour mixing up some natural looking greens (because there is no such thing straight out of a tube)
Then I painted in the hedges in the plaza in front of the palace, along with their reflections in the pond. I had to redraw the hedges geometry first because it was just not quite right.
This area in Alhambra is called the Plaza de los Arrayanes, (Plaza of the Myrtles). I love the reflections in the pond.
Today I painted more of the sky and reflections where it needed a second coat. Here’s what it looked like at the end of the day:
I had some visitors today, handy tradies Tyson & Josh, as well as some other wildlife.
There is an area of the new turf that has been uncovered where an underground leak mystery is waiting to be solved, and it has a small puddle in it after the weekend rain. A magpie decided to have a few baths in it today:
Then an exotic little furry caterpillar appeared out of nowhere in the middle of my sketch. I carried him off into the end of the garden
Here are my timelapse videos for the whole day: