Father’s Day Backyard Painting

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My parents newly landscaped back yard.

Made the long drive up to Cloverdale today to have a father’s day BBQ with my folks. We picnicked in their newly landscaped backyard which was a huge improvement to the dead grass and clay which once resided there. My dad had put in a pond which he was proudly showing off to us.

Between bites of chicken and BBQ’d corn I documented the virgin landscape with a quick iPad painting. Oh man was it hot and dry though. I struggled to paint with all the glare on the tablets screen. The whole landscape bled together in washed out grey tones, faded by the hot sun. My eyes strained just to look at it all. The space is quite nice but after about an hour we all opted out to go swimming.

It was a pretty fantastic father’s day.