Last weekend I painted a small painting of the Dorset coast from a photograph I took while on holiday there this year, and this weekend I painted a tree from a photograph I took last time I was in Verulamium park in St Albans on a really sunny day. They are both Jacksons water soluble oil on linen boards, painted almost entirely with a #2 filbert brush.
The coast painting is 18x24cm and the tree is 24x30cm. I really struggled with the coast painting, I think mainly because it is a bit small and I wasn't sure how much detail to try and get in. Not particularly happy with how that one turned out. Took about 3 hours, then another hour this weekend to try and improve some areas before giving up
The tree painting I am happier with, and took again about 3 hours from start to finish. I couldn't quite match the colours I think due to my blue having a fairly strong red bias but I'm reasonably happy with how that one came out. I didn't try and put too much detail in, and I think it was better for it. I also think the larger board helped.
Any advice / tips appreciated on things that jump out as areas to improve would be appreciated!