This is a second version of the painting I did last winter called Our Town (shown at the bottom).
I wanted to try the same composition and see what little things would emerge from the different surface created by the collage and built up layers, which is where I find the details that become the story of the painting.
It came out much more "summery" with warmer colors and birds instead of leaf shapes,
which I guess just shows how much I respond to the present season when I paint.
Can't help it.
Both paintings are 40" X 40" X 2"
Acrylic, paper collage, charcoal, chalk and oil pastel, colored pencil