Some more work on this, 12 hours so far, about 11 x 14". I should finish in the next session. Leaves are hard!!!
Tomorrow I start a 24 x 36 plein air in the park. I want this to be a huge challenge, and it very well might take me a few weeks of steady work to complete, since I'll likely pick something with intricate architecture at the park. I'm going to seek a broader effect in the larger painting though, because the current one is a bit busy all over. That's ok for a smaller painting, but not for a large one. Off to studying Sargent and Guy Rose again!