These area couple painting done in class- the portrait in figure, 2 hours, the second done in painting class in downtown Sarasota from the 3rd floor of a parking garage, also 2 hours. I'm not happy at all with the landscape- I had grand visions of painting a scene akin to Lopez Garcia's Madrid cityscapes....haha. Maybe in a couple lifetimes.
I was also being inspired by the work of Ben Aronson. His landscapes have an awesome sense of space, and his compositions are always unique and inventive. A few of his scenes from rooftops are obviously influenced by Diebenkorn- at once they are landscapes with awesome atmospheric perspective, and at the same time they are obviously flat designs. Great textures as well, check him out!