|JANUARY AFTERNOON 12x16 oil on linen panel|
While everything in the scene was actually there, I re-arranged things to make it into a balanced composition. For instance, the foreground tree was out of frame left, the creek was absolutely littered with rocks (chaos), and the two other trees were placed for balance and depth.
The other thing about this one has to do with how I handled the values. I think I'll wait and write about this another time when I can better explain whats going on. I'll be trying the same approach with some new subjects.