I often paint the same scene or subject repeatedly, sometimes over a period of years, because I simply enjoy revisiting it, or because I develop a new perspective, etc……the first California Mission Garden impressionist landscape oil painting below was done en plein air and is 8″ x 10″…the second painting was completed in my studio two years later from a photo and measures 16 x 20.

Both paintings were done with oils and a palette knife for texture and thick impasto.  I did this with a light initial sketch, then finished with no further reference to the original…..you can see more of my paintings at http://www.lynnefrenchdesigns.com