And just like that, my blog is all caught up. I am very happy with this painting. I think mostly because it is a pretty accurate representation of my house. I did this view in the spring and I was not at all happy with it. This time I took my time to get the proportions of the house right before I started blocking in colour, and I also included the power lines to the house. I did decide not to put in all the deck furniture–it was getting a bit confusing with all the railings so I left the bottom half of the painting a bit simpler. Plus I was sitting in direct sunlight for two hours while I did this–I can only take so much of that. Here is the springtime painting for comparison.