This is the 8×10 finished version of my previous post. The warmth of the sun is still present but everything looks more natural and relaxed. The contrast still adds a measure of tension. Let me know what you think about the two. Which do you prefer?
Feeling successful and happy that the first one gave me the information I needed to catch problems as they came up (even if they were mostly of my own making). Maybe there is something to using a value sketch.
The plein air session on Thursday is about a 2-3 hour drive to Point Prim. It may be worth going just to get some more coastal images to work from.