This painting turned out better than the last one. It's probably a good thing that the art crowd consists of polite people- when I post something that isn't too great no one calls me out on it, and I'm greeted instead with a polite silence.
I love the word balustrade. It's purely for the sound of it, and the way it rolls off the tongue. Remember the children's book character Ramona naming her doll Chevrolet just because she liked how it sounded? Life can be similar- sometimes there is no great meaning in a moment, just a sense of happiness over the way it feels to be alive.