Custer State Park (Final)

Good morning!  There was still a little something in me suggesting that this piece wasn't what it could be.  So, yesterday, I worked on the clouds some more, and added warmth to the terra, softened up the hills, and was finally, really and truly, done.

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Here's the final (I realize I've been saying this for two weeks, but I really mean it this time).

 

Today is my 43rd birthday and there isn't anyone or anywhere I'd rather be.  My husband got home last night from a trip and brought me some beautiful flowers, my kiddos are loving up all over me this morning, and I'm going hunting for a couple last pieces for that Maine  cottage I've been obsessing over since November.  It's almost done!  Leading a design and renovation from thirteen hours away is not what I thought it would be, although I'm certain all the hiccups (hello leaky roof!) will fall away as soon as I see it complete.  Thank you to my team, especially Lorraine!

I put another layer of paint down on my lobsterman painting this morning for the underpainting.  I was hoping to have it sketched by now, but the color needs to be right first...

Come back tomorrow?