The last month or so has not really gone to plan. I had expected to be working constantly on the large Falls Dam painting, however we have had one of the wettest spring/start of summer I can remember here in Nelson. You would probably think this would not affect someone shut away in a cosy studio with a hot coffee, but it does. The dark grey days limit the light coming in the studio. Even with very good lighting and colour correct bulbs I am wary mixing the very delicate colours as I am very fussy when working on subtle tones. The clouds in the painting have a huge range of colour from orange to blue, and each tone has to be mixed exactly, and blended perfectly.