This tree at the pond, I've been told, is a black willow, not a weeping willow. Wikipedia says they are given to "frequently forking near the base," which happened with this tree. I tried to reduce the complexity of what I encountered when making this painting. I liked the way the sun struck the mass of foliage, and the small sky reflections underneath, but I realized quickly, and maybe too late, that this jumble would require a lot of work to organize. The painting is a 9x12 oil on panel.