Its still hot out here even this early in the morning. What do you expect? Its the middle of August and close by the coast and bright sunshine, lol. This is a Live Oak tree in the oil fields. It was just asking to be painted. It had a nice shadow and limbs everywhere. Interestingly there was a lot of open space on the inside where the main limbs branch out from the trunk. Most of the foliage was on the right to upper right of the tree. I tried to convey the right side being lighter. Better luck next time. I forgot to put in the sky which was a graded sky blue. But I think this works it conveys a bright sunshiny day.

~Kirby
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