In the neighborhood where George lives all the trees were shedding their leaves, including a Ginkgo biloba tree. It stood there in the rain, amongst its fallen companions, all of them bright yellow and cheery despite the grey weather. "We've got to collect some of them on our way home," I said to Dave, and that was what we did after a leisurely visit with our friend George.
I took a good look at my little collection when we got home, fresh and fertile from the rain water, they lay drying on a piece of tissue. I've always liked their shape and I wanted to paint them right away, but it was only after a few days before there was enough time. By then, the leaves had shrivelled up a bit but the golden hue remained with hints of green and deep orange. It took about 2 hours for the painting to complete, extra attention was spent to include all the colors I saw, but the final detail was in the shadows, soon as that was added the painting was complete. Size is 7.5" x 11".