I have been working through the Joy of Painting books that correspond with each season, filling in the gaps of paintings I hadn't already done. I was actually supposed to do a painting from Series 16 today, but had to jump ahead to the next painting in line that didn't included special preparation (ovals, black canvas, etc.). I don't have book 17, so I ended up deep into Series 18 on what I think may be one of my first southwest/desert-type scenes.
There was more I should probably have done with the lighting, but I was in a hurry because it turns out new puppies don't really care much if my weekend painting time is "non-negotiable." Ha!