A tree grows in Bethesda

I was going for a mood of mystery and isolation in this picture. I hope I achieved it.

I started this painting last week, but after my first session, I had omitted the tree trunk on the right, as it's a few feet out of the frame in real life. The artist who leads my landscape class persuaded me to put the tree in, and I'm glad I did! It adds interest, and it makes clear that some of the tree branches are in front of the house as well as behind it.

Gold star to anyone who can identify where the house is. Er, I know I haven't enabled comments yet; I'm working on it! I hope to have a comment system in place shortly.

 House shrouded in trees. Oil on panel, 8" x 10", 2017.

House shrouded in trees. Oil on panel, 8" x 10", 2017.