Recently I painted a scene from the southern most part of Oregon...it was a very passionate sky...but something was never right about the painting. The frame for one was way too light. So I ordered a new frame. I wondered if this would "make" the picture. While the frame was definitely wrong, it was also a problem with the painting itself. So I went back to it with fresh eyes, and am now a lot happier. It was too dark, also. In trying to capture the drama of the skies I simply made the foreground too dark...not remembering that in nature few things are ever really dark...