I was trying to remember how to paint using the idealistic style of Zoltan Szabo, but I was focusing a bit too much on those mixes. Cobalt Blue was used for the sky and green gold with the mixes for the grasses.
The reference photo is one I took in '75, while visiting Clovelly by the Sea in Devon, England.
I need to try it again, with some brighter colors I think.
I still had enough time to do a quick painting before class was over. Using the same color combo, I used a reference photo I'd taken of Crown Point in Oregon.
Another painting I need to do over, I think, rather than trying to save it, but this does a good job of establishing values. The Vista House at Crown Point is a lovely and complex building. I think using a larger size or closer focus on the building would help.