Old Sodbury, England, 15" x 11".
A large Copper Beech tree in the village of Old Sodbury near my home. The whole sky area was wetted first, then while damp I laid in my wash of mainly cerulean blue, but making bold strokes from the centre rather like the spokes of a wheel. The foreground shadow did not exist in reality, but I think the picture needed it and a way of having the two figures connection that with the middle ground. The shadow was painted first and figures afterwards.