This was my 43rd painting. I've been really getting into painting on black canvases using liquid clear lately - lots of fun. For this one, I had some left over indian yellow on my canvas from painting "snow birch," so I was thinking of a painting I could make to use up that color. This was the result. About halfway through I realized I wasn't painting the painting vertically. That was my initial intention and I guess I just got so caught up in the entire process that it completely slipped my mind. But - no mistakes, only happy accidents. I tried to pull it together either way. I decided to not add foliage to the trees in the foreground on the left because I didn't want to hide the background trees and potentially muddy up all those highlights. I find that the contrast between types of trees works here. Some dead, so with leaves. This painting took me just about 2 hours to complete. After I was done, I went through it with thin white paint on my liner brush and just added sticks and twigs here and there to reinforce the illusion of depth and distance. This painting was really fun and laid back. That is becoming a theme for me lately and I'm really glad it has become this way. I can experiment and make decisions as I paint whereas, beforehand, I would really stick to whatever video I was watching. 18x24. Still isolating in my house so this painting fits in my current "stay home and paint" series!