In an effort to capture the winter light effects I dabbed postage stamp sized areas of lighter tone on top of the basic shapes i had created in the composition. It was a joy and a meditation mixing the neutral tints, then applying them next to one another. It's a good method for adding life to an otherwise flat shape. A tool employed by many of the impressionists as we all know, but useful non the less. When it dries I will apply a glaze or scumble over some of the yellow green foliage to knock it back a little, as right now I'm finding it screaming at me. Some lighter more muted tones over top of the dried glaze as well as on the flowers will (I hope) resolve it.