I worked some more on this piece after supper last night. I had started to get more literal than I wanted, in details like clothing, faces and flowers, but I didn't like where it was heading.. I did a fair bit of reworking, and I'm happier with the overall mood now. My main thought and interest in painting it was the passage of light spilling across various surfaces, and so I wanted to keep it about that. Which was the reason I had to say bye-bye to Frederic and Charlotte under the tree...ha ha.