These were a diptych landscape assignment, one painted to match the photo and the other with subjective colors. They were based on one of my photos when I went to Yosemite. The realistic one is my first oil painting using color, it was pretty tough. I'm not satisfied with the textures I got and the distant cliffs don't have the right look to me.
I tried to do as much as I could wet-in-wet, especially for the subjective.
This is an abstract assignment based on magnolia pods. I really enjoyed doing the initial thumbnails and painting it, looking closely at the actual subject reveals so many shapes and details you wouldn't expect.