This more subdued piece started with the fabric for the trees, which had subtle areas of grey suggesting the tree tops without outlining them. I added the brown trunks, then the rest of the picture grew around the trees. However, I originally had an orange stream in the center, and this was simply too bright. When I found the swimming ducks, I found they fit in far better.
I did use some water color pencils to give a greater contrast to the trees, and added just a bit more green to them, and some extra blades of grass around the bigger tree.
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