I painted my background a variation of yellows and greens. I usually don't draw out my plans on canvas - however I had a very specific idea of how I wanted the tree to look.
Using a bright blue, I started on the thumb print leaves. I blended a few different shades of blue so there was so variation in the leaves.
I added the word "Family" and am very pleased with how it turned out! I plan on doing another example painting before next weekend, hopefully of a bird or peacock. I cannot wait to see the masterpieces everyone comes up with next weekend!