Back then, I was only able to paint sunlight but no other light effect. I also was pretty good at painting buildings but my trees and foliage were horrible. I call this my "Lollypop Tree Period". I also was unable to paint aerial perspective. I will show you samples of what I am currently painting (on the left) in comparison to what I was doing in 1991 (on the right).
I hope you can see how my colors have improved along with my drawing skills. I feel I still have a long way to go but I see progress. This is why I encourage my students to keep some of their early studies. As I look at these old paintings, I remember the struggle and I can see how much I know today that I didn't know then. I am sure I will feel the same way as I look back on this work in the next 10 years.