This is a big painting for me and whenever I do a large one I always wonder why I don't paint large more often because I really enjoy it. I know the answer of course...I just don't have enough time. But this weekend I had some downtime. I have been wanting to paint this for awhile. It is from a photo I took last summer on a hike in Acadia National Park in Maine. The forest was so dark and mysterious and so very GREEN! But this little stand of birch trees was like a light in the forest. I tried to make all of the greens interesting but it was a very lush forest and that's is how I want to remember it. Take a look at the slide show I did below of the painting in progress.