What a difference a day makes! The pony still needs another darkening layer on her coat, but she looks a lot more well-defined now. And the grass is greener! I still haven’t decided exactly what kind of tree I’m putting in there, but it has to be there for the sake of compositional balance. So the yellow “ghost” tree continues to be a placeholder.
I’m thinking of taking the day off tomorrow…maybe read the New York Times or do something that occupies an equal amount of time. Who knows, maybe the tree will come to me while I’m not thinking about it.