|Starting with the textures (c) April M Rimpo|
I thought I'd share the evolution of this painting. As you can see I started out creating some textures in the background that will help provide some form to the trees and give depth to the Washington Monument.
The stars in this image will be the runners in this walk to fight breast cancer. Since I don't want them to get lost in the trees I decided to develop them first and then move to the background so I can balance the values to keep them as the stars.