Well it had to happen sometime but not usually this early in the month. Nothing went right and everything was a struggle. The drawing is askew, the washes are muddy and the reflections just wouldn’t behave. I couldn’t rescue it even throwing caution to the wind and slapping some broad color washes on at the end. I’m definitely out of practice – too many birds.
Does a cropped version help? No, not really.
Postscript: I came back into the room after washing my pots out and found the poor thing felt so bad it had thrown itself off the easel onto the floor.