My recent painting trip to Chincoteague was inspiring: fog, colored air, quiet and unbelievably- no bugs!
Both of these paintings began with a fluid acrylic underpainting. Then I took notes to describe what the landscape felt like.
Later, back in the studio, I added clear gesso and marble dust, then pastel. The buildings are simply found in the paint, not drawn. It just appears like magic.... a conversation with the painting.