This painting "As Far as the Road Goes" was painted after Hurricane Ivan washed out the road along the Gulf Coast which connected Pensacola Beach to Navarre. It is sold. But I post it as a good example of these lessons from my journal of quotable notes & things to remember that I jot down as I study art books. These are from "Keys to Successful Landscape Painting" by Foster Caddell.
"The patterns created by the drama of light on a subject are just as interesting as the subject itself ."
"Shadows are illuminated by the secondary source of light - the sky above, cool and blue."
"Superimpose high-keyed cool lights over warm for maximum vibration."
You can see that I like a full range of colors on my palette. (click to enlarge photo)
One more thing that was vital to the success of this painting was to break up the horizon with the vertical sea grass.