when i was driving home from painting 'fav house' the sun was hitting the light bark of this sycamore and softly lighting the leaves. there was a lot of haze and it seems to make the air itself glow. i only had time to shoot a few photos for a possible painting. it seems to help me if i have a couple of days to let the scene develop in my mind, and then put it on the canvas. i used a piece of linen taped to a board for this. about 12" square.