This is really a miniature painting of a tree where I based my studies.... I painted entire picture outside being in the woods.
I went for hiking into nature, took some art supply, blanket, water and fruits for snacking- and went for hiking by bike into wood valleys.
It was so beautiful, crazy valleys were surrounded with so many plants, greens, trees, bushes and... loads of spider webs which activated my terrible arachnophoby
I sat down and started painting. My paint bottles were layed on moss. It was so much fun and I did lots of real life painting for my personal growth and study.
Trees are indeed a huge trick to paint and they are absolutely never brown in the woods... well really it depends.
Then I let myself imagination to carry more into a tiny fantasy piece. I added a ghost fox seeking for his place to find peace to rest.
Later I will add more photos of WIP'ing in woods! :]
That original picture for sale if anyone is interested.
Picture is about of postcard size.