The grass was straightforward, the front of the house hard to see but the trick of dark half shadows gave it a very sunny outlook! I skipped the closed parasol or other dark high thin thing and made up a palmtree. And of course a bright blue sky...
The yellow border by the way is masking fluid, which helps me keep inside the lines - for a neat effect.
And the finished product - lots of contrast, a tree, some extra flowers and a bit of reflection in the pool.
I was happy painting it and I'm happy with the result!