Friends, there are at least 5 paintings under this. I have been struggling to paint anything I liked or was comfortable with or felt right, for several days. I had a specific place for a large painting on my screened porch...it just would not come. So I painted the whole damn thing black, let it dry to the touch at least and hung it in the place I wanted, and I just looked at it...and saw this. It's so very different for me, but I'm going with it. I'm even liking it. Close up you can see bits and pieces of color in the black from all the previous paintings. Kinda cool.