I just spent about 3 months doing quite a bit of teaching and not much studio work. Now the teaching is more-or-less finished, and I've decided to kick-start the summer by doing a month of daily paintings. Here are the first two, simple views from the back yard.
Daily Painting #1 - May 16, 2016
Placing the compositional elements as minimally as possible:
The painting in several steps:
That lovely dappled light is from the tree I sit under, it's unfortunately not part of the painting:
Finished work on the studio wall:
Daily Painting #2 - May 17, 2016