Spent some time at Seal Beach at Lunch. It was a beautiful overcast day and it felt great to get away from the computer and relax my eyes. There was so much subtle color popping up it’s tempting to try and oversaturate an overcast day or the opposite, make it all monochromatic. This is where working with gouache is really helpful - you can be excited about color choices and they’ll never look right when you place them in but trusting the medium they often find a nice place to nuzzle into the painting. Only thing that is really tricky is values in this situation. That’s the beauty of doing studies, they’re very low commitment and mistakes are welcomed and I learned a lot about things I can be more sensitive about when painting in the future.