This is the first study for a larger painting of this sailboat cart in Paris.
I had fun painting these boats from a photo I took last year in the Luxembourg Gardens.
The background was extremely of things, a monument, people in the distance, etc.
Sometimes it is not easy to decide what to leave in and what to take out. In this case, I left almost everything in the background out, just to focus on the cart.
Liz Wiltzen wrote a great blog post yesterday about what she learned in Kevin McPherson's workshop and much of it had to do with simplifying. I didn't see it until after I had painted this and what she talked about will definitely be helpful on my next study. You can read her post here.