It never turns out the way you expect, and that's part of the joy of it.
The lesson over the last five years of painting has been to release myself of expectations. Improvisation and Clown training have many uses, it would seem.
This staircase is in Toronto near St. Claire and Dufferin. I was house-sitting up in that neighbourhood and getting to this spot meant I was almost home. I would often go out of my way just so I could climb these stairs and into the glorious light.