This is a peak behind the curtain of my process: I go into nature and take photos and color notes on site, then go back to the studio and often times will make a watercolor painting/study first and then a painting from that. This particular one is of the California Central Coast, early morning at Jalama Beach.
This is the inspiration photo:
watercolor: "Study for Jalama II" 2016, Watercolor, Gouache, Gold, Silver on Paper. 22"x 30":
...and the finished painting: "Jalama II", 2015, Acrylic, Silver on Canvas. 36"x48":