I have never painted this particular arbutus before because the setting for it didn't make a perfect composition. However, the advantage of having painted so many arbutus before have led to me being much more confident about inovation. I moved trees and rocks, changed the colours on the main tree and was happy with what I ended up with.
"One Day in August" 30 x 40" acrylic. The painting is now on the wall at Granville Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver.