Lake Anza offers a wonderful variety of
trees and foliage to paint. I chose
this view because of the brilliant
yellow leaves, which glowed against
the somber greens and browns
The painting seems to employ two different, competing styles, without
really harmonizing them. The tree shapes on the left read easily despite the lack of detail, and have a playfully stylized quality. The trees on the right are done in a more detailed, "realistic" way that tends to obscure their shapes. Given that they are in the foreground, detail is appropriate, but I wish I could have given them the same stylized clarity of shape as the ones at the left.