I've had a terrific week painting afield, and the key to this; biting off less as a subject.
For whatever reason in recent months I'd been seduced into trying to capture an entire scene while painting on location, and while that works for some people (usually requiring multiple sessions) for me it's a poor fit. So of late I've been reminding myself that afield I'll only make "studies". The irony of this statement is that I have no intention of doing a more complete painting later. A study is all I intend to do, but with that in mind I am more realistic about how much can be accomplished in one painting session.
Above are a few recent pieces.
Oct.6 2010 SF