I struggled, I growled, I might've sworn a little under my breath. Painting on a black gessoed surface is something I hope to never do again. Karin Jurick does it every day. My hat is off to her. Just like when you paint on white, even light colors look dark, when you paint on black, even black looks light. Grrrr. I do like the shapes, so when this painting sets up and I stop growling at it, I would like to develop it further. In the meantime, this is what I accomplished today.