Thank you all for your comments.
Larry I can not remove the halo effect as it would ruin the background wet-in-wet effect.
I think the young and old analogy is good as we have new life and the old established tree protecting the new sapling
Leaflin, Fink, Yorky, Brenda and Billyg thanks for the votes of confidence
Rich Williams A.S.A. I.P.A.P.
Member of Federation of Canadian Artists,
Alberta Society of Artists,
International Plien-Air Painters
When we look at a piece of art work it has to form some kind of connection to the viewer. It must evoke a memory or stir the imagination or it will fail to cause the person to return to it and examine it further. By painting some of natures hidden treasures I hope to bring the viewer back to places or times that are stored in their memories.