Simple churchyard scene

Took a photo in the yard of St Aidan's Anglican Church in Arouca: wall, lawn and a plant.  I used that photo as reference for this painting.
The wall had some dark areas showing up under the paint so I first painted a dark colour :

Then I  painted the narrow sky area that was visible and started to add more of the true wall colour:
 Next, I added the lawn area.  Painting grass has always been an annoying event for me:
Then I started to work on the plant with the reddish leaves which was in the foreground of the photograph:

Finished painting:
What to say about this painting?  I like the textured effects (wall, grass) however, the veins on the leaves could have been more blended.
Practice makes perfect!


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