Tuesday, Jan 13, 1885 Painted over the distance in my Winter sunset and think it is better. I wish some artist of feeling could see it. Wood is inclined to think it too purplish but acknowledges he does not know. J. G. Brown thought it fine and the sky very fine and full of light. I called on Mrs. Deforest Lord in the evening and had a very cordial reception and pleasant call. Julia came from Baltimore today.