Thank You everyone
I was so excited about finally having a painting to contribute to the forum I didn't say a darn thing about the painting
It's acrylic on canvas board, measuring 18 x 24.
I used my airbrush for the "hazy" feel in the sky.
For the creek I first painted the creek bottom, and rocks then masked out the areas I wanted to protect with Art Masking Fluid, and masking tape.
Next, I sprayed the creek with a weak mixture of the sky colour.
My guide for this painting was "Painting The Secret World Of Nature" by John Agnew.
My goal at the beginning of the year was to go through the Ogham Alphabet, and do a painting of each of the thirteen birth trees, starting with the Silver Birch. December 24th to January 20th is the first month of the Celtic Tree Calendar. As well as being the "Lady Of The Woods" the silver birch is known as the tree of enchantment.