Thank you David--Yes, these sort of scenes are hard to do, and I always used to shy away from them--but after the Bill Cone workshop I attended last summer, and watching Bill paint--I do feel more comfortable with trying. To get one that looks reasonable is a big bonus!! And its a great way to relax, and cool off on these hot days. I love being outside, and hardly ever use my pastels indoors , maybe in the winter when its cold, and I just have to paint something! Hope you are out there painting! I did see your trees where looking good a while back. Hard to understand just how hard trees are until you try to paint them, right?