This was going in all the wrong directions for a while.
Nothing was working together and I got lost.
Then I remembered two things I learned from Jared Clackner
at a workshop years ago.
Number one, "When you don't know what you are doing, stop."
So I put it away for a few days.
"We're Out Back"
12 x 16
His other one was;
"Make the thing that attracted you to the scene in the first place,
what the painting is all about."
In this case, it was that warm lit area behind the house drawing me in.
So, when I went back at it, I adjusted all the values to make that stand out
and I think it worked.
I rarely go in and try to save bad paintings,
but I'm glad I stuck with this one.