Only now, with the high shine gone, is it possible to detail the paddlers. The canoe on the right is the painting's focal point, so there I've placed the darkest darks and the lightest lights. Jim's white hat gleams, contrasting with the shadows on his face and the faintly seen blues of his shirt; the red of the canoe is so dark as to be almost brown. The canoe paddling behind, with Brian and Jon, contrasts with the background but less so than does the first canoe with Jim and Moose.
There are a few adjustments to be made to the foreground water, where the lighter sky is reflected, and to the range of hills, but Ugly D is beginning to grow up. She's "Coming into View."