After a mishap in laying out one of the windows and having to redo, I finally finished the inking. I rather like the little courtyard in the front. I will delineate more of her extensive flower bed plantings with the colors. She has some nice hanging baskets on the garage eaves and just off the front door that I want to make more visible. There is also a colorful petunia pot on the stoop. We shall see what happens. It is at rest until tomorrow when the colors come into play. She specifically wanted their mailbox in the portrait, so the house is set back a bit more than I would ordinarily have done. I have to make sure that the lawn doesn’t overpower the house.
I have left the front door partially undone. She has a large initial hanging on it and I will use the watercolors. It is too delicate for the pastels and quite important to her. That will be the last thing I do on it.