I don't remember how long I didn't make any progress on this piece. About a month, or more? Actually no others are going on. Due to my possible life changing event related to my business life, un-related to art making, I couldn't spend much time on painting. And no time for field trip to paint outside on weekends. I managed myself to frame all pieces I'm plaining to show in the next show though.
Every time I saw this piece for last a month or so, I kept wondering how I should, or can, paint the hill that is providing the context to those colorful popular trees. I still haven't gotten the answer yet.