I guess I’m an optimist, because once again I believed the weather man when “clear skys” was forecast for Carmel. It ended up being mostly cloudy, but I did find a nice spot at Garrapata State Park, just south of Point Lobos. I painted this 11×14 first. Once the clouds came in, I painted the second painting (6×8).
I think it’s worth showing my palette for the painting above, as you can see how I organize colors, grays and strings of value.
Here’s the quick 6×8 sketch I did, using left-over paint. The sun had changed too much to continue the painting above. Don’t try and follow the sun or paint a sunny painting on a cloudy day. Just won’t work.