This was a challenge. I do believe I painted it 4 times. It started out mostly black and white with blue grey sky and grey ground. My sensibilities just couldn't live with that so each day more and more color appeared. Then when I had the house to myself (who knows why that made a difference) I decided to get out the palette knives, put out a full slate of colors and away I went. The walls stayed the same but everything else livened up. The trees in the painting are not as purple as they appear here.