This is what I painted the following day. I think the light was brighter and there were no clouds in the sky. As if the yellow ginko were not challenging enough, the water in front of it would not be still long enough to capture. After I finished this study, I thought I would make it into a larger painting. It should translate well.
The weather was just perfect last week and my painting friends and I went to the Chattanooga Nature Center to paint. This ginko was glorious in its yellow phase. It seemed the sun lit it differently about every thirty seconds, but I couldn't help but try to capture the light and shadow. The next day I returned for another go at it, and then painted the tree from a different angle.