Montana Memories painting

Yesterday in my Work in Process album on Facebook, I started showing photos from my new Montana Memories painting. Below is the reference photo I took while in Montana.
copyright 2008 Dawn Blair 
I like the fence in the picture, well the thought of a fence in the picture, but I’m going to have to change it since this one doesn’t stand out. I also want some of the smaller forefront trees to be red to catch the eye. Other than that, I hope this painting works out. The last time I tried to paint from one of my reference pictures it didn’t turn out. However, I’ve learned a lot since then and come a long way as an artist so I’m going to try this again.
Until next time….