I started this sketch yesterday after making the preliminary sketch that I posted yesterday. This morning I set up my easel in the exact same place as I had yesterday in the Telluride Town Park, expecting to be able to pick up where I left off. However, instead of an overcast sky, we had our first day of sunshine in two weeks. Although I had the reference sketch, I paid more attention to what was in front of me and made many changes to the painting.
The sun brightened the mood by lighting up the foliage, tree trunks, branches and ground. I was able to see detail farther into the woods and may have gotten carried away with trying to capture it all.
This is a gouache and pastel sketch in a 17 X 12 inch Derwent black sketchbook.