This past summer I began working on compatible palettes and color schemes, using Exploring Color by Nita Leland. Much to learn and relearn there. This is one of the pieces I did that turned out a little different than the usual. I enjoy painting small scenes of nature as this one is, but instead of a sunny effect that I often try for, I chose the earth palette, which rendered a completely different mood. The arch composition and the limited color scheme gave me a painting I have grown to really like.
This painting is hanging next month in the Small Works Exhibit at the ASIF Studios (Artist Studio In the Foothills) in Grass Valley, California.