Inspired by this post, I wanted to get back on track with my painting practice. I've been doing a lot of 3D modelling and film layout over the past few months, and was worried that I was neglecting my 2D.
I began with an outline sketch, then began sampling the colours directly from one of the photos, but didn't like how muddy it was getting, so I ended up just choosing some primary colours and mixing them as I went.
The piano, walls, floors and windows are all done using Adobe Photoshop's square brush with 10% spacing, Transfer : Flow Jitter : Pen Pressure, and smoothing enabled. The branches use the same brush but all of the foliage was created using a standard circle brush for the foreground plants, and "lazy brushes" by =tanathe found here. =tanathe also has a great tutorial on speed painting, which I highly recommend, even if just to glean some great techniques.