Next, I looked up Pacific Northwest wildflowers on the web, and tossed some in. These took some time to do, since the colors refused to go over the blue of the pond or the brown/green of the foreground without being transparent -- which meant I had to first paint every flower and its stem and leaves in opaque white first, wait for that to dry, and then go over it with the colors. Every flower was therefore painted twice. What fun!
Here is a close-up:
The left hand side needed at least one bird, and I opted for a simple Killdeer in flight.
At this point, I called it good. For one thing, I wanted my studio space back! Here is the whole wall:
Perhaps I need blinds now instead of the curtains. Also, there should probably be some far off hills or maybe Mount Rainier in the background instead of empty space...though I've decided that, despite the northwest wildflowers, this is really a secret pond in the heart of Kansas and beyond the cattails there is nothing but flat wheatfields all the way to the horizon. Either that, or just beyond the cattails, it is very, very foggy.
I did put the book shelf back -- I knew all along it would cover up the right hand wall and most of the tree trunk, but luckily, it did not cover up the woodpecker. Whew! I really have nowhere else to put it. Here is my art studio returned to its normal, cluttered state:
Wonder what I should work on next?