Painting du Jour is "Cafe au Lait" When I visited Aix en Provence in 2005, there were these wonderful light effects created by orange cafe awnings that bounced up in the mornings to the surrounding areas. Also loved the plane trees with their texture.
What I learned is that I need to just do it. I've looked at this reference photo for a long time, and it took me 1 hour to get this far. Not finished, I created the stage to people the painting. And I really like palette knife for the textures, it would be easy to overdo it, because its so much fun, like color. I'm pleased to have gotten this far.