It has been awhile since I have attempted a realistic landscape, but this is going well. Great advice from an artist friend: don't stop just because the painting is in an ugly teenage phase, allow it to grow and see it through. Second image is at maybe the 3/4 mark of completion.
Working with something that was previously put away. It feels good to paint over obvious mistakes and start over. The gold and green now covers what were hideous colors, and just this part of the process, not even counting the new possibility of a successful painting, was exhilarating.