I've been working on these on and off for about six months, I realise now that I will never be completely happy with these particular paintings so I'm calling it quits. To be honest I dont think I improved much on the block in but I had some fun experimenting along the way. Interestingly I did a lot of prep for these, thumbnail sketches, colour planning etc - doing it by the book doesnt necessarily make for better results, not for me anyways. I was really inspired by the subject and the mood of the place so will probably try again with a different approach some day.
10" x 8" Oil on Canvas
One of the reference photos and the block in.