We have many Palo Verde trees in this area which thrive in this desert climate. I've always liked their graceful branches which are a beautiful yellow-green. The name Palo Verde, in fact, means "green stick." Very appropriate.The trunk and limbs are also green. In the Spring they bloom out first with bright, yellow blossoms which sometimes are so thick you cannot see through the tree. When these drop off the thin green branches that held the flowers remain.
I've been working hard to find MY method to paint landscapes. I've always struggled with them, mostly in trying to make everything cohesive as well as working to simplify the scene. It's a challenge, but fun to try. Below, is a photo of one of our local Palo Verde trees - just down the street a bit.
This painting is up for auction on Daily Paintworks at http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/carol-flatt-1045