Final (stop, already! sheesh) version on the left. (Ref pic at bottom.) From our class session today. This is a corner of the hopelessly Victorian Arts & Industries Building adjacent to the Smithsonian Castle. There are lovely pockets of very formal garden around the building, in nooks and crannies. We spent the last hour or so of our class out there, painting.
Lesson: never hand a little redneck kid a stick of pastel and show him what you're 'coloring'. He will slap a mark down across your tree area as fast as you can say 'Richard Petty Rocks'. 'Scuse me, uh, ma'm? Kin ya tell me where that thar Space Museum iz?