3:28 PM: the day was broken up with phone calls. once the dust settled, i did more work on pink branch, which is one of the 3 i worked on yesterday. it has a presence. maybe even an identity. our morning creek walk was helpful in refreshing my impressions of the rocks & water, and especially as pertains to this painting, reminding me of the sudden burst of siena which often emerges from the grey-blue-green.