A couple of things..........the above plein air is 16x12" and was done on site in St. Matthews SC at my neighbor's family's cotton farm. It was a little gloomy and I didn't finish but I got lots of photos, spent hours looking and have a real concept for how I want to paint the cotton portion of the painting. I am hoping to works out!
This is the 10x20" painting I began before I left......I made pretty good progress today after having to spend much of yesterday doing boring things like going to the Toyota dealership (for hours) and getting my hair cut. I leave for Texas in a week and am planning on traveling through northern Alabama and Mississippi and painting on the way. Since I have no idea of what I will see, I don't know if this is practical or not but that's my plan.