I've been working on this for a few days. It's been much quicker than usual with me because it's smaller and not as "up close" as my big tree pictures, so less detail. I'm trying to be more impressionistic and not so wedded to the photo. I've not tried to paint every leaf or blade of grass. There's still a lot to do on it - almost the whole right hand third is still just the stained canvas. I may have to go over the entire thing because I'm thinking there's too much contrast - the darks look to dark to me. And perhaps the chroma in the bright areas is too intense. How does it look to you? I've just blocked in the sky which will be repainted and I will include at the top a band of high wispy cloud at a shallow angle dipping left to right. I usually avoid painting water - I'm put off by the thousands of ripples and subtle value shifts. But I wanted to practice it so I could get over my fear of painting it.
Anyway, as usual, let me know what you think is and isn't working and, if you feel inclined, make suggestions for improvements. Will post an update when finished.
Thanks for looking.