Catching diffused light - today's studio adventure

Update - here is the finished painting. I am happy with the results, but I know I still have a lot to learn! Excited to be working on a new direction with my painting.

    "Goin'a be a Great Day!" 12 x 24 oil on canvas palette knife painting

I started this one in Tuesday nights class. I am curious to see if I can capture the range of color you see along the coast, but not paint it as bright as an Easter egg!  I really want to stay true to the vaules on this one and capture that diffused light.

I like the direction the sky is heading. So, let's see if I can keep it up when I start working on the foreground. Boat docks are coming soon.

Happy painting!

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