After seeing the movie Moonrise Kingdom which was filmed in Rhode Island, I was inspired to try another painting. I couldn't wait to try a different version of the piece in my "Green Again" post from a few days ago. In parts of the movie it's very stormy and dreary. I had the thought to try a more moody and gray version of the previous painting which had focused on mixing greens. I tried a small ACEO (ATC) size version which is 2.5" x 3.5" just to get the feel of trying to use more neutral colors. This is the finished piece, 8" x 10". It was difficult to put my thoughts into paint and use more neutrals as planned, but I think it does feel more subdued and moody. I always learn something from these pieces. My ACEO idea sketch is below.