Monet painted on location and Degas painted only in studios and clearly just made it up to please himself. I hate painting outside also, but don't really like to make up the great outdoors so I have forsworn landscape paintings. I somehow missed the possibility of using a photo reference for this, although I have no trouble using photos for people or pets or even still life... so that's pretty ridiculous. Right now I don't get out much like everybody else and even if I could I'm not fond of Florida landscapes. Too flat, too green with messy plants. I really wish we had rocks somewhere. Just some shapes. I've got some great huge ice age rock pics, the Huelgoat in France, but if you don't put people in the pictures they just look like pebbles.