So there I was with my painting group in what was lovely as a place but very blah as a subject to my thinking. What to do to make a nothing view into something worth viewing? I remembered some of Ian Roberts' works and advice and came up with this 12x9" pastel on white PastelMat. Unfortunately, the photo is not good. It is more contrasty and oversaturated than the original and it obscures all the more delicate color variation in the tree shadows. But you'll get some idea. Maybe I can take a better pic later.