Cherry trees just after "peak"

Our cherry trees reached peak bloom yesterday, I'd say.  Today we see more green in the trees, and fallen blossoms at our feet.  They're still pretty glorious, though. 

In this picture, I was interested in the "arch" formed by the trees dueling each other from across the street.  But I also sought to convey the subtle gradations of color on the street and in the sky, and I experimented more with the palette knife. I think I'm just starting to get the hang of these cherry blossoms -- just in time for them to disappear for a year!

 Geoff Watson, "Cherry trees just after peak," oil on canvas panel, 16" x 20," 2018.

Geoff Watson, "Cherry trees just after peak," oil on canvas panel, 16" x 20," 2018.