Fortunately, I was able to smooth out the smear so it looks like I was trying to show streaks of light. No mistakes, only opportunities!
A bit late in the game, I decided 2017 will be all about flowers, and that I'll paint the flower(s) of the month (U.S. style). Since I missed January and February, I'm splitting March, painting January's Snowdrop, February's Primrose, and then two weeks of March's Daffodils.
Really working the negative painting technique and once again surprised at how quickly I can get deep, dark values with Mission Gold paints.