I painted with the Surrey Hills Plein air painters on Friday, a nice spot, near the lock at Ripley. 
A tricky subject with lots of greens and the boat end obscured by the grasses. Sometimes paintings work from the beginning, others like this painting I was 3/4 through and I still wasn’t sure whether it was going to work out. I’m not 100% sure about it, but pleased it’s not a disaster! 
It does make a difference with the type of board it’s painted on. This was the textured (like sandpaper) gessoed board which some subjects seam to really lend themselves to. 
I’m pleased I continued and didn’t give up on it. Every painting is a learning and experience 🙂