Unlike the architectural paintings, smaller landsape paintings may be done in one session, as is the one depicted here. For this reason, decisions are made more quicly as light is rapidly changing the view. I aim to block in my canvas so no white is showing as quickly as I can. From there, I build up forms, trying to keep my values correct relative to each other.
The first 2 images show the location I selected looking in two different directions; I opted for the view with more light variation (1st pic).
For this painting I used a limited palette which helped me work quickly:
Cadmium Yellow Light
Transparent Yellow Oxide
Transparent Red Iron Oxide
My Process: landscape study