paint the canvas with a raw umber ground in acrylic paint
take a picture of a flower or plant.
blow it up in photo-shop and crop it to 9x12
grid the photo and canvas to match and paint the image semi-abstractly on the canvas. Think of Georgia O'Keeffe - this is not an photo-realist painting.
These paintings will be on display at Snoqualmie City Hall starting May 1!