For the first time so far in my 365 2011 project I painted from a photo rather than from life today, and I found it so much easier! All the more reason to carry on I think! The painting is pictured above, 14" x 10" oil on paper, sketched in 18 minutes.
Spent another hour or so roughly sketching in darks and highlights on the new big painting too today, pictured below. Productive day!