Form and structure using trees as subject continues to absorb my efforts in the studio. When travelling in what some might describe as very boring country (flat fields) I often discover gorgeous trees set in the open. The "boring" fields act as a perfect foil for the complex shape and mass of the tree.
In this piece, I worked carefully at the shades of the sky against the tree foliage. It doesn't show as well as I'd like online but the close range upper key description of the clouds plays with the eye as one bounces between reading foliage and sky, foliage and sky.
There are lots of beautiful eastern white cedars in this region. They make lovely subjects. I return to them time after time.