I have been going out to do plein air studies lately. A few of these are from photos but 90% are painted from life outdoors. Watercolour is as brutal as ever. They are about 15-20 mins a piece and are tiny images (3x5 or smaller). Trying to nail the broad statement and failing :) These are such a great learning experience. I will keep going and see where they take me.
This last one was painted just as it went dark. I had to stop because i could no longer see my paper! The bright green is an artificially illuminated football field.
I have still been doing some digital ones too. These are much less painful :) Most are after other artists.