laika, thanks. Yes, the ground is somewhat hard even after all the rain, and she weighs only about 115. She put her bulbs in after talking with the yardman.
Wayne, The shovel did get put at an odd angle. I kind of "felt" that as I was doing it, but ignored the feeling. OOPS!
QB, Thank you, and good catch. IRL, there is a bit of difference, but apparently not enough. I can easily repair that.
This is loose and lovely with great color harmony! The shovel extending into the tree catches my eye and somehow connects the foreground with the backkround. For me that emphasis is a bit too strong and distracts me a bit from the lovely figure that is hopping on the shovel.
Great work! Love the trees!
Tanya, thank you. Good point re the shovel/tree kiss. Something to avoid, for sure.
Kay, Thanks for stopping. She jumped onto the shovel 2-3 times for every bite she took.
I'm about to post an oil bar version in the oil forum. Tanya, I avoided the shovel/tree kiss in that version.