Hated the first painting I did! Fussy, overworked, not confident, it was an off painting day and not easy as I was on display in a busy harbour!
This one was second, easier in some ways although when I arrived it was beautiful light with the river snaking down to the Dartmouth estuary. But the light went quickly to grey and the river disappeared on the low tide! Still a nice area to paint, reminded me of the Lake District.
I painted it with the tide half in otherwise the whole scene is mud!
I take my photos with my iphone which works well but it does pump up the colour and tone contrast so the yellow is popping out more than it should.
Here is a picture of my palette before I started painting, with the main colours mixed I can then mix colours together as I'm painting for subtle nuances and a harmonious palette.