Started new painting of dunes at Carmel-by-the-Sea. I tried painting there in earier afternoon a little more than two years ago, but didn't go well. This is from a photo I took at sunset that day.
I decided the composition then decided the size of canvas (22"x30"). But after I put the initial rough drawing to place the bigger shapes, I felt the size of sky was similar to sand. So went back to computer and re-cropped it to make sky smaller. I like this composition much better.