Up until now I have been doing what I've come to understand as Alla Prima work. This is work done in one sitting. I don't think they are considered "real" paintings. Mine certainly weren't.
There is a building at the end of my street on the corner of Route 1 and Leach street. I have no idea why I am abscessed with painting it but I've had this compulsion happen with pencil portraits of brothers, my first portraits. These were sketches as well. As far as I understand (from the internet) a real painting is sketched out and planned and done over a series of days. I have to say "but what do I know".
This painting did start with a draft sketch