I was nearly able to post this painting last week but once I had it on my computer screen I realized it needed some more washes of color, so I held it back for another week on the easel.
Walking at Grant Woods one November afternoon last year I happened to glance over my shoulder and glimpse this wonderful tree. I love how it sort of sprawls its multiple stems and branches, and on that afternoon the way it emerged from the gloaming was irresistible. In the original the blues are deeper~WP has washed it out a bit here. To get the effect I was after I washed colors over the trunks and branches, then wiped it off here and there so they would come in and out of focus.