Los Angeles County Fair 2015 Plein Air Event and Exhibition
The first piece below is the oil sketch (8x10") done in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The finished version (11x14", oil) is the second picture below after 70-100 hours of work over several months.
This paintout started on a very hot September morning. Normally, I would take several hours on location, but the brutal heat of the advancing morning and the sunlight creeping up to my easel limited my time.
In future paintouts, I will try pastel as well, which may be quicker for me because of the directness of application of color (ie. no mixing of colors- just grab what you need from the pastel box). For me, drawing is easier and more natural, which will allow me to be more efficient when I am truly on a time schedule on location.