Behind The Branches oil on panel 9" x 7"
I was thinking about the warmth of Scottsdale in November again today, and these oranges came to mind. They were hiding in one of the trees at the place I stayed and I just loved seeing the surprising orange fruits behind bright green branches. I started with the darks of the background and then sketched in the basic shapes I wanted in paint. Then, I went for it with the stronger color and highlighted areas. And......it worked!