Going one step further:

Pencil Sketch - Farmhouse at Sunset

Sometimes a pencil sketch needs to be pushed a bit further and it takes a day away from it to see what direction to take.  The changes were made the next day looking only at the drawing, not the actual scene across the street.  I re-evaluated the shapes and the contrasts and made choices based on the drawing, not the reality of the landscape.

The before and after are shown below:

Before and After "Farmhouse at Sunset" pencil sketch