I did this in my sketchbook so it isn't the best paper and was quickly over-worked, but I like to do things here first, then use better paper if I like it. I didn't have the correct colors right in front of me and I was too lazy to go get them, so this is what I ended up with. I don't love the colors that I used, but overall, I the the painting. I like the way the trees line and birch tree worked out.
At the end, the instructor showed us a couple of ways you could mat the painting. I think I will do this again, but cut it into a few smaller ones for cards. I may even do it again with the birch tree in front. i thought that was a cool idea too.