Here is where I ended up today. I painted this same scene last January or February, 7 x 10, it sold at the Landscapes for Landsake show. Today I knew I wanted this scene.
Here was my scene when I got there, about 11:30. The sun was right there blasting off the water, making everything else look black. I really liked the foreground waterfall, but my format was 12 x 16 too horizontal, I just got the top part of the fall.
First block in.
Sky and (some) water.
As the session wore on the sun moved up in the sky, changing the dynamic, not so monochrome, not so dramatic.