|Winter Maples 8 x 8" $125|
I've had this photo for some years now, always wanting to paint from it. The day of the photo was a darker, more gray day but I wanted to show a more interesting sky. For the sake of a clean composition I reduced the number of trees and details in the understory. For colors I stuck to a mostly cool palette of Winsor Blue, Sepia, a cool red, and a warm yellow. The scan isn't showing the color range on the tree trunks. This is one you have to see in person to really appreciate it. I'll try to get a better scan in the coming days and repost.