I’m a bit out of order here. I had painted this en plein air last autumn with my painting buddy Jane Flanders. This is in Carondelet Park, by the corner of Holly Hills and Leona. The tree is a maple tree. Carondelet Park has a lot of karst landscape. St Louis has a lot of caverns underneath it, and when these collapse, it forms a basin, as you can see here. I like the effect of the background even better than the orange and red tree. This is done in pastel.