I have been painting this view off and on for 20 years. My paintings and the view have both changed quite a bit during that time. There was a big tree that used to block the view in summer and one day this year I looked out and it was gone! I was sad about it, but there was nothing I could really do. Just another loss I had no control over. I like when it’s gray…the muted colors are intriguing and challenging…harmonious.
PS: I changed this after I took the photo and there wasn’t enough light to re-shoot…so come back later if you want to see the new version, probably in the next 48 hours or less.