The photograph I was working from had bright sunlight streaming through the branches. The sky appeared a pure white, almost like the flash from a camera bulb. It was such a strong glow it was absorbing the definition of the leaf and branch structure so that some leaves appeared to be floating, not attached to the tree.
A progress shot of my messy, late night workspace.
And the finished painting...
Looking Up at Redwoods (or Komorebi)
9"w x 16"h
watercolor on paper