I have been working on my 25 studio paintings (remember I pledged to complete 25 by my birthday in March) so my little daily painting practice pieces have been suffering. This is one of the larger pieces(24"x30") in the beginning stages. I am working on about 12 of the 25 at the same time. It keeps me interested and moving forward if I paint more than one piece at a time.
Here's the first one I completed. This road will be paved and the land will be developed into suburban lots by the summer as Omaha continues to expand towards the west.
Some may remember the plein air sketch I posted back in (September). I cooled down the studio version a bit from the sketch. I am very pleased with the loose brush work I left in the sky. The loose brush work seems to add a life to the atmosphere. What do you think?