I took another go at the clump of trees. I left out a couple of the small background trees that I thought detracted from the overall composition. The colors in the bark of the trees is a bit more muted in this painting - another day, a different mix on the palette knife.
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.