This is a recent study painted on a 12" x 16" canvas panel (I should apologize for the somewhat blurry image, I took the picture with my phone!). I had to improvise a bit on the color as some photographs tend to lack all those subtle color variations one sees throughout all of nature. I have come across other photos however that are very helpful to a painter but they are hard to come by. Another thing, small areas of reflected light also tend to vanish in photographic images and darks tend to look darker. All this of course needs to be kept in mind when working from photos.