Since I was strictly limiting myself to 3 hours I decided to take a step back and try something more manageable, so I I found a nice creative commons licensed image of the English coast and decided to jungle it up. Here are the abbreviated steps:
|Step 1: block in the shapes roughly.|
|Step 2: Add jungle elements.|
|Step 3: Foreground is more blue. Added ocean, sky shapes.|
|Step 4: Futzy details.|
For three hours work, I'm pleased with how it came out. I'm really working to simplify my shapes and to try not to overwork things. I hope doing more of these paintings will train my hand what good simple gestures for things like rocks or plants or structures are.