In the charcoal drawing, I familiarized myself with the view. The top image is pastel over acrylic washes.
I have been reading about Fairfield Porter, a painter I have always liked, especially his landscapes. In an interview he once used the phrase "the revelation of the obvious." He painted what was around him, where he happened to be and live. The phrase "the revelation of the obvious" suggests that because it's obvious we may miss the revelation.