Black And White Tree With Two Cows by Michele Avanti This image is also available in full color. One of the most beautiful creations on planet earth are the trees. Each unique in its stature and structure. Those that are given space, soil and water, will extend their arms as far as they can reach and grace the landscape with their magnificent presence.
Autumn Forest in Misty Afternoon Light by Angela A Stanton is an image after today's rain. Rain is so rare in Southern California and of course we do not have the changes of the colors like back east but they exist in my memory. This is a digital painting in which I used the palette knife for the background in many places and pointillism impasto heavy oils for the leaves and the collected vegetation on the ground. The misty light comes through with regular bristle brush.