Most artists I know paint with emotion while trying to capture with paint and canvas a feeling they had about a certain subject. I am most relaxed and connected to Mother Nature when I am amidst the trees in any given area, woods or neighborhood. A recent visit to Mackinac Island brought us to that place for me during our horse drawn carriage ride through most of the island. This tree caught my eye and I was lucky to get a photograph or two on the move.
I made this painting with a very limited palette. No green or brown paint, just three blues, three yellows, two reds, a white and a tiny bit of black to mix that olive green on the left.