12:59 PM: upon entering my studio & casting the FIRST GLANCE, it wasn’t working. way better than the 2018 version, but the image itself was too large & didn’t quite work compositionally. so i went over it with a tan-yellow mix of oil paint, scraped & worked back into it, using as a reference new photos of the creek shot on our stupa walk yesterday. the addition of a turquoise blue oil stick i just got a few days ago is exciting, but may need toning down. other than that, i think it works….