Happily the original painting sold fairly quickly so the week was paid for! Here it is:
The first one was more exciting... the scene was fresher and I had the challenge of working out how to put onto paper what I was seeing in my head. But the new one just flowed, as I have a lot more experience of controlling the effects I want nowadays. I still have the same paints (Windsor & Newton) and paper (Saunders Waterford 140lbs CP) so the colours and 'look' are very similiar, though Merice says the recent one is more 'painterly'. I agree with her....it's usually best to! Anyway I have framed the painting and it is now hanging in our bedroom, so I can truthfully say "we can see the sea from our bedroom"!