Woman in Forest

My wife sent me this black and white silhouette. I loved it right away. I thought on this painting for days before I started it. I painted the big trees black and the sky orange. Then I started to paint the pine forest. I wanted to paint a modern art, with all kinds of color trees, but it turned out horrible, like an ugly sideways rainbow. So again , I scratched the painting and started over.

This time, I put more yellow in the sky, and decided to paint the trees a complementary color of the sky, and I went with different shades of violet. I learned how to paint a light haze over the forest, and I was really happy with how the woman’s hair came out too. Learning to paint fine hair blowing in the wind. It is a weird painting, but I enjoyed and learned a lot while painting it.