This painting was done partly from photo reference and partly from my imagination. I like the cool blue and the warm orange together. I am including it in my Holiday Art Sale, but you readers get first dibs.
Copper has been used as a base for oil painting for a long time. I have a few friends who use it, even for their large paintings. It is fun to paint on, and I left a little unpainted copper showing through in the clouds, trees, and stream.