An artist friend gave me an 8x10 piece of a thick cardboard poster. This morning I went down to Beacon Hill Park and painted a 55-minute plein air piece on the board.
A parks official came by and gave me a sprig from the heliotrope bush - he said it has the best smelling scent in the whole of the park.
Anyway, I stopped painting the banana leaves at that stage, not wanting the painting to become too tight.
Would YOU have carried on and made it even more realistic? What's your choice = realism or impressionism. COMMENT below.