Watercolor on paper, this is a smallish painting, about 9.5" x 13". My studio is a separate building from our home on l.24 acres on the north coast of California. In the yard there are three paper birches not quite evenly spaced and between the two closest is a vine maple. Vine maple grow wild amongst the redwoods up here and when they turn in the fall, they are bright yellow and gold, but this one is a maverick. It turns orange and yellow, and all shades in between. In the spring and summer, it's hardly noticeable, but late August and September it begins to show off. I sat one lovely, sunny day outside and did a pen, ink and watercolor painting of the event. I also got a sunburned neck. Next time I'll wear a hat.