10 May, 2019.
A few days ago I made a quick sketch of this scene. The weird kite-like shape of the umbrella when viewed from this angle has stayed with me, so I decided to make a second, slightly more polished version of the sketch using gouache. The application of paint was intentionally a little sloppy and the shapes left mostly flat with minimal modeling. And I’ve taken quite a few liberties with what little I recall of the original colors.
I do remember that the umbrella was a bright lime green. I also know that I couldn’t get to that hue using my limited color palette. I debated changing it altogether, perhaps to a red or orange, but a five minute experiment with the scan in Photoshop convinced me neither option worked as well as the yellow does.
Gouache on white index card.