I began by putting a few layers of medium green paint on the canvas - just to get me in the forest mood.
Working roughly from a photograph that I took last fall, I thought about how many trees I would include in the composition - deciding on 5 as odd numbers always look more balanced.
Once I got the tree trunks in place, the fun began as the leaves took shape on the branches or falling in mid air.
A bit more playing around with colour, shadows and highlights and the piece was complete.
"Fallen Leaves" acrylic, 12 x 24"
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