Sunday, Aug 2, 1885 I went over to my studio after breakfast to see if I had successfully obliterated the spot in the sky of my picture but I had not and I painted it out again. I am afraid now I will have to paint the whole sky over. Calvert went over after a time and saw the picture. He thinks it eminently successful, and very simple and impressive. It rained again violently towards evening and is still threatening.