Typically, my paintings can look quite dismal at the start! And this one’s no exception – ha ha! I had less than 2 hours to work on this before the light failed. The good thing is that we’re expecting at least 5 more days of dark, gloomy light, so at least that’s one “constant”. It’s next to impossible when there are alternating days of bright sun and dark clouds. Everything changes: the colors, the shadows. I remember Clyde Aspevig doing a demonstration for our class when he turned around at one point and said, “This is where beginners would quit. They wouldn’t know what to do to fix it. But I do”. As miserable as this looks, I’ve done enough paintings to feel pretty confident that I can “pull it off”, as my friend Janet Fish would say.