I had 45 minutes today to paint outside and I picked what I thought looked like a reasonable spot to paint. Well, it was chaos!
I haven't painted in the woods in a long while and I wasn't really ready. It's funny how a "warm-up" painting is really needed to wade back into painting outside -- working with such intense lights and darks, such a large amount of information to distill into a composition.
I completely wiped out what I had worked on for the first 1/2 hour, and then went back in to rebuild the painting. This is what was left when my time was up and I had to pack up. I think I may need to look at the painting in indoor light to see if I have the color variation I was aiming for, particularly in the blues.