In May, I was attending a workshop in Rising Sun and late in the day the sky to the North started to form the most fantastic cloud formations and colors. The trees at the horizon formed a great silhouette against the lighter sky. I took several photographs as it changed every 15 seconds. And, finally, this June I started the studio painting. Although the trees in the photograph were one dark green hue, I introduced some lighter highlites and some violet at the base.