6:56 pm: this evening's sky, about 30 minutes ago.
1:42 pm: it's a cloudy, dark day, not ideal for starting a new painting. so i stretched it & will start painting first thing tomorrow morning.
the wrinkes you see in the lower left corner will be eliminated by going over the back of the canvas with a damp brush. the linen will shrink and, in the process, the wrinkles will smooth out. it usually works....we'll see.