Going smaller gave me more success. These small ones are on 4x6 watercolor paper, they have postcard lines printed on the back. I think the small format helped me simplify the shapes, but also forced me to find simpler compositions that are not too complicated. The paintings are still not that accurate, but I do feel they at least depict a sense of the place.
Redmond Fire Department
Since these are postcards, I think I'll put a stamp on the back and mail them out! One goes to my parents in Cotabato for sure. The other one I'll send to Mae Rose, who's probably the only person who has ever sent me a postcard (so old fashioned!).