This one was done very quickly, and was mainly a study in how I could create three, connected spatial planes that lead the eye through the painting and give an illusion of depth. Foreground - pond and tree skeleton, mid-ground - tree, fence and pasture, distance - tree, fence, woods and sky. I intentionally exaggerated the atmospheric effect by reducing the strength of colors, cooling and lightening them as they go back. I also used less value contrast and detail in the distance. The overlapping of shapes helps the illusion and ties the different parts of the design together.