This is the second painting I started last Saturday while painting with Karl Dempwolf. I turned around and painted at the same location but looking upstream into the sun with back lighting.
Following his lead from the first painting (see Looking Downstream), I filled in the values of this painting with a purple color. Once I had the values in place, it was so easy and fun to work back and forth between light and dark with color.
Karl added green to the front tree trunk to give it depth and the white fallen tree over the stream. That fallen tree was there but I wasn't going to include it until Karl said that he liked introducing that line to contrast against the tree trunks. What do you think?