Having a background of trees and no sky was something I was hesitant to try. I wasn’t sure if the green would look flat or come out blobbish. Both circumstances would have been undesirable. Midway through the painting, the trees looked flat and blobbish. I was ready to give up, but I persevered and got a reasonably woodsy looking mess as a backdrop to this little white house.
I don’t know how many times I’ve felt like giving up on a drawing or painting only to have worked through the mess and come up with good results. Always stick to your work!