I wanted to do the left tree out the painting without doing an oval. So I thought of only doing the top left corner with contact paper.
I had an accident with it… not a happy one. When I removed the contact paper, I forgot to secure the top of my canvas back on the easel. I changed the angle of the easel and the whole thing felt on me. I caught right on time before it hit the ground and collect tons of dog hair. Lol! I had some pretty bad spots. I managed to fix them all. You can still see some mess where the contact paper was below the lower branch of the dead tree. One dry, I will cover it with white gesso.
This was so much fun to paint. I love those type of paintings. A little picnic there would be nice!