This is the last one with the wood icing texture on the background with the Chevron stencil. I have several more of these little panels so maybe I will put another stencil texture next time. This tree was nice to paint. I think I do better when I imagine it in my mind a paint it. I am having extreme trouble with still lifes. Maybe I just shouldn't torture myself with them. I have never been one to let something defeat me though!
PS. These last several paintings I have posted are not still lifes. A still life to me is something I have set up or I am plein air painting from real life. That's what is difficult for me. The flowers, apple and tree are all from my imagination. I much prefer to just make it up---like this tree!