Plein-Air Painting - In or Out?: Demonstration: "From My Window"

Next, building the painting with second layer of paint. I applyed more color to the flower areas. But even using dabs of color I looked for masses otherwise the painting would fall apart visually. I also varied my strokes to achieve visual texture and movement. I try to paint as fast as my eye can see. This is always a challenge, but when I paint this way, I know that I am painting what I "see", not what I think I see.

Things are still loose enough for me to make necessary changes. If the painting becomes too loose however, I just stop to restate the subjects before moving on:

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