this knife painting was a blast to do. you wait till just before the sun sets and try to get the thing done before it does. its very exhilirating because at this time of day the color is changing every 15 minutes, the shadows are moving at breakneck speed and when i finished this painting the reflection was way off the right hand side of the painting and the color was completely different. when this happens you have to go strictly by memory. i guess thats 'real' impressionism huh?