There are two paintings from Bob that I consider to be the ultimate challenge for a painter of my caliber. One of them is 'Indian summer'. This creation has been prepared already months ago and for a long time, I never really felt up to it to give it a try.
Yesterday however, I foresaw 4 hours of painting time, just to be certain, and had a go.
Canvas used was a budget 16"x20". Easiest part where the background trees and the huge trees highlights. Toughest was to keep a good variety of colors at all times.
Unfortunately I failed with both central trees. My background wasn't dark enough and I somehow completely misjudged the shape of those tree leaves. Also the central small dead tree was a mishap, I should have left it out.
Total painting time was 2 hours and 20 minutes, really at ease.
Maybe soon, I will redo those central trees, after I have found a solution to solve the problem there. Any positive suggestions will be warmly welcomed!!
Sunnylady already commented offline and provided me with one good solution.