Doing the Miracle Paintings for St. Paul's Church in Mobile has put me in the mood to "branch out" into other subjects. And what better subject than trees? And birch trees have such a beautiful mystique.
I knew I wanted something aqua blue with hints of deep green and gold. My initial vision was a more pastel version of what became the end product, but during the process, I became so focued on making sure the contrast was intense, so the pastel idea was dropped.
The painting is 4 feet by 2 feet, and it's about 2.5 inches thick, so no frame. I'll call it Birch in Blue.