I just realized that I forgot to post the result of this. Like my plein air painting experience last week, this was also a learning curve. I was so smug, thinking I had this 'fledgling' (geddit?) series figured out -- and for the most part I had -- but I had to rethink a lot of what was really a fuzzy concept while I struggled with the execution (and believe me, 'execution' was often on my mind!). There was a lot of three steps forward, two steps back happening (and the resulting rubbing off of what I'd just painted) but I finally felt ready to finish it and move on. The next painting will be closer to the vision of what I'm trying to achieve; I will explain properly when I actually get there!
16"x16" oil on canvas