Click here to purchase. This is another spring painting, but this time worked up in the studio from a 5x7 inch color study I did on location.
Lately I've been restricting myself to use large brushes, so I don't fiddle with my work as much. The study was painted with a single 1/2" bristle brush (that's pretty big and clumsy for a 5x7" painting!), and the studio painting was done with a 1" wide bristle brush. I did cheat at the end and use a small synthetic brush to scumble more color into the field and paint the branches -- just because I didn't want all the brushstrokes to be exactly the same.
Anyway, it's always fun to push beyond your abilities and comfort zone, especially if it turns out OK. P.S.: here is the original little study: