I owe apologies to several students for suggesting we use the photo for this painting for our project several lessons ago. I saw the photo in simple terms of light and dark shapes making a composition. Well, we struggled thru class and the painters got farther along in their paintings than I did - as usual. With lots of grumbling about the fence. Well, when I returned to finish it later, I was just as frustrated as at the start. You might not believe how difficult that fence is! I think I did it over 4 times. Poor students - subjected to the whims of a fake teacher! I learned alot from struggling thru this one and I can only hope they did too - or else they went running into the woods screaming!
The site of the photo reference was the Haywood College campus in Waynesville NC, where they have a wonderful daliah garden