This plein air piece was done on a clear cold evening when the setting sun turned everything orange/green. This is my favorite time of the day. I am attracted to the bands of orangish light that travel up the tree and eventually disappear when the sun finally sets. I had to paint quickly. I also wanted to show the sun hitting the tree limb in the gap between the trees. It's a little suprise "moment of light" that I like to seek out.
9x12in oil on panel