Pat, I hope you like this version of your image of the bridge. Full size 30 x 20 inch canvas – digital acrylic oil painting. Quite a challenge, the trees on the left and branches on the right sides really became a learning lesson on brushes and blending – showing shadow and effect in a painterly way – learned a lot of new techniques – thanks for the excellent example to use as a learning image.
July 27th Update – Studying the above painting I think it is un-balanced being too heavy on the right side and should have the left and right sides cropped to make it more balanced – I suppose this could also be done by wrapping the canvas around a smaller frame to achieve the same results. Below is a cropped version of the painting showing this change – what do you think. Of course the border makes this difficult.