So here are the three small studies. Each has things I like and things I don't like ... Tried to approach each slightly differently: the second is warmer, the third cooler.
I'm having some technical difficulties, so can't do it today, but I will post individual, closer-up shots of each.
Getting ready to start on the next studies--I hope to do them this weekend. Was thinking today that I'd do only two this time, around 7.5x11, and I'll do one alla prima--that is, like I did these: in one shot--and for the other I'll do glazing--putting down one color, letting it dry, then painting another layer over it, building up and adjusting layers of color.