In preparation for further work on the trees I took a look again at some of John Singer Sargent’s paintings. It was encouraging to see how he used the trees well as background material. He wasn’t about about definition, just about framing and conveying enough depth without distracting from the subject, which was the light on the statues in the Boboli Gardens paintings. I tried to take that approach here, roughing in some branches and leaves and shades of light on the leaves. I am going to leave it alone for now and see if more needs to be done later, remembering that my focal point will be the light on the beekeeping suit.
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