I spent most of the day on the couch again. Not fun. Not even a little. However, towards the end of the evening I actually started feeling bored watching TV. I got up, made some dinner, then decided I wanted to paint. This is what came out:
Overall, I'm pretty happy. In the photo I like the tree's shadow a lot more than I do in the actual painting. I don't feel like it works and I almost wish I hadn't tried it. At the same point it seemed out of place for there not to be a shadow. The biggest frustration in doing this painting was losing bristles in the sky. Apparently, I was using a really cheap brush and as I'm frantically smoothing paint side to side I didn't realize that several bristles were being left on the paper. Live and learn right? If I'm going to keep this up I am definitely going to have to slowly replace my initial supplies with higher quality ones.