7" X 5", Pastel on paper
I did something a little different for this one. Rather than start with a photo reference I painted from a mini painting I did in acrylic some time ago, it's only 2" X 3 1/2", and it was painted using a 12" X 16" painting I did a year and a half ago as reference. So this painting is three generations removed from the original reference photo and it still works. This tree is a cottonwood that stands all by itself in a conservation area in the Heber Valley which is on the east side of the Wasatch mountains directly across from the Salt Lake Valley. This reminds me of how thankful I am for the movement to restore and/or conserve areas of public land in a natural state.