© by Christine DiMauro, all rights reserved.
This painting was done from a reference photo taken by Paula Ford for WetCanvas' refeference image library. I thought it was beautiful, with rich greens and a sense of grandure. The layers of atmosphere and lighting also attracted me, as well as all those trees. This started out with a pastel and alcohol underpainting, then I used Mount Visions and Ludwig sticks for the actual painting.