© 2009 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ This Impressionist digital painting started life as a photograph. The middle image was the (much lighter) original. As I looked at it, I began to have ideas about a triptych-type montage instead of a single photograph. The first incarnation was the same image with varying colors, using the original photo with the leaf stalk and concrete background. It seemed a bit harsh, so I used softening brushes and filters and this is the result. Based on an original photo shot in November 2009.