These small ones are fun because there's no room on the canvas to get worried about detail. just concentrating on the color notes (the DNA of the shape) its the color, value, and saturation factor. if you put them in there right and the shapes are drawn right it'll look like something (hopefully at least)
This ones a quickie done from my cab. i love this one strip of Topsail Island. the cottages have character and sit squarely on the dune, tempting the Atlantic to topple them. it wont be long now before beach umbrellas, suntan oil and tourists start taking over the deserted beach. i can get close to these cottages, and paint without being harrassed, until then.