An early work... my 2nd oil painting actually...previously I primarily did watercolor, and colored pencil. “Morning light on the balcony” 9x12 oil on canvas board. This was done plein air, from life. The hanging tree leaves were a little hard, so I watched a James Gurney video that showed some hanging maple branches and then came back at the same time of day the next morning to put them in. The hanging basket on the outside of the porch railing is a crab pot, which we used nearly every week in the summer when we lived in Oregon.
Close up of the crab basket, also after the light passed.