In keeping with my goal, I did a lot less drawing so that I could get to the painting quicker.
I moved quickly to the blocking in. I blocked in the sky and tried to get it right and not touch it up later in the painting.
In this block in I was trying to represent the darkest color within those objects that support impressionistic color shifts. I want the highlights to create interest in their interaction with the base color of the object.
Another objective in my painting has been to do a better job at representing distance within the painting.
At this point in the painting the block in is complete and the relative distance has been established.
Here I am moving to refining the shapes in the painting.
One of my focuses has been to use large brushes as long as possible. I have also been trying to develop more detail within the painting using them. Increasing my skill in my mark making is also one of my painting goals.
I have been using a lot of paint. I am trying to waste less paint. I am also working at my color mixing. I am trying to get greater color diversity through all of the colors worked into my mixing. I am still discovering different combinations to get to the color I want.
In trying to achieve a greater diversity in my mark making I have also been trying to use more brushes in each painting. In this painting I used a larger range of sizes. I was able to use the smallest brush that I carry. It really helped in the detail of the bushes in the foreground and the fronds in the palm trees.
The value shot reveals the accuracy of my perception. I feel this painting really succeeded in portraying the atmospheric perspective.