I am getting back into the swing of things
after my trip to my sister's house in FLORIDA.
I photographed several flowers and trees while I was there and have found a calming benefit from using these images for my classes this week. I focused on the Palm Tree that she has growing in her front yard.
My students and I were challenged by the subject because we don't have Palm Trees here in INDIANA. My knowledge of the growth and nature of these trees is limited to what I observed and photographed. If I truly wanted to work in depth, I would read and study about them but the lesson was simple and just the idea of the TEXTURE of the trunk and the building of watercolor layers.
I think I put away the photos of the PALM TREES for a while... need to tackle a few projects for clients.
I think we should all try ideas and images from other areas ... as you travel this summer ... be observant and step out of your comfort zone for a few days.