Painting: My Backyard

Painting this was really fun. While I was painting this, my dad joined me and painted one himself! I’ve attached his version below.

One issue I faced while painting this was managing the colours to increase the depth. I had to tone down the colours of the lavender at the back or it’d lack depth.

My inspiration: my neighbourhood. My house is quite near a forest area, and has a big canal running through it. On rainy days, the canal just looks like a river surrounded by lush greenery. My neighbourhood does not have lavender flowers unfortunately, but it’s one of my favourite flowers every since visiting Australia a few years ago. My best memory was driving past a lavender field with the windows open.

My work:

My dad’s work: