I definitely tried to focus on working with colors and embracing the different layers needed both in the paint colors and in different techniques. I really tried to capture the warm glow of the fall leaves against the bright blue sky.
I used a lot of different techniques and a few different mediums to get the look I wanted in this piece. I really focused on adding many paint layers with acrylic paints and glazes, but to keep the brightness in the leaves, I also added in some detail work with soft pastels. The biggest challenge for me was the several layers of paint to create the dimension in each of the tree trunks.