Isn't it funny how when you look at an old painting you know exactly when you painted it and why you painted it? Is that just a plein air thing..or do studio painters remember all their painting circumstances too? Well, the day I painted this tree study I was at Catherine Creek. I painted this when my Gorge painting didn't go as planned. Tonight, just for fun, I added a little blue to the sky in a Galkyd layer. I remember that I liked how this young tree handled the wind. It really wouldn't be pushed around much. A gorge tree is like that. Resilient.
Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin,Young tree, canvas panel, 12x6 inches.