Below is the plein air version of this one...my "state 1", which was a demonstration at my Fredericksburg workshop a few weeks ago....I was making some points about painting trees. Just yesterday I was sitting at the Hyde Park Marketplace, in Austin, showing some work and tending to some student art projects, and decided to finish this one....Without any reference, I just started putting some dark colors into the foreground. A boy watching me said, "I like that fence!"
I said "What fence?" ...He pointed to some strokes that he said look like a fence, so I went with it!
Then I told him I would name the painting after him! ...I hope he is looking at the blog today!