I saw the lower one in its unfinished state as you were leaving and I am amazed at the finish. Really lovely and shows that with experience you just need a good start to finish a painting. I really like the format, too. I think I should worry less about finishing the painting on site and more about getting a good start for it.
Thanks, Pat! It didn't need a lot of work but it helped to add a few touches of contrast in the foreground and background.