Gwen Morgan, one of the painters in the Landscape Watercolor at Cascade Head workshop I taught last week at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, shared with me this lovely painting that she created at our workshop. All of the artists came up with wonderful evocations of the enormous Sitka spruce sited just beyond our studio. Each of us went outside and sketched it carefully, then returned to the studio to paint. I had given everyone a preliminary exercise of painting wet into wet, showing how I begin each branch and the trunk with a bright green and then bring in the darkest undersides of the branches. Some people chose to use a deep cinnamon brown for the trunk combined with the green, and others, like Gwen, kept the palette more related and harmonious.