This is a view of the Gascoigne dock on St. Simons Island. It was painted on location while I was there in October. As a beginner, it’s such a struggle to not be overwhelmed when painting outside. There is so much visual information to take in and I find it hard to get (mentally) in a place where I can only focus on the painting.
That said, there are always things I unknowingly capture when painting outside that don’t exist in the photo. This painting did not turn out good for a number of reasons but it still had important clues and information that I used when painting it again.