first Skyline painting, and the trees are both barer and clearer. It's also from a different viewpoint - further along the path, higher up the hill, and closer to the trees.
I like the way that the field in the foreground dips and folds. The day in May that I took the source photographs on had scudding clouds and swift-moving light that caught those folds to a nicely dramatic effect.
The observant regular reader of this blog may, if they have a good memory, also recognise the trees from the drawing, Study in Yellow.
Oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm
27 November 2012