Sandy took several photos of our umbrellas on her deck one rainy rainy day and said we could use any of them for our next few lessons in fluid acrylics. Our homework was to pick one photo, draw it out on hotpress paper (1/2 sheet or larger), and be ready to paint Tuesday.
Here's what I have so far. I liked the overlapping parts in this photo the best. Then I took the color out to see the values.
And then I drew it - but I'll need to enlarge it more after I get the values right on the drawing (on 11 x 14 tracing paper).
We'll be working with a limited palette of colors, trying out some of the fluid acrylics - I've never used them before and we'll be using them very wet like watercolors.