I've got two Japanese maples in the front yard - looks like I better put chairs next to them! Beautiful painting. I like your description too, but there's much more going on here than an accommodation for leaf-peepers. As with all of your works there is much to think about beneath the surface.
My sister and I are going to tour your galley so don't think we're stalking you. I've been wanting to do this forever since I found your page. I just turned fifteen. My sister is seventeen, almost eighteen. I do photoshop pictures and CG pictures. You use Vue and I've always admired the work done in it because Vue is mostly for nature pictures. They always look so cool. I do some CG pictures but I use the free program called Studio and you can't do super realistic plants and stuff like you can do. I downloaded the free Vue Pioneer from the E-on website but I'm already intimidated by it so it might be awhile before I do anything with it. Anyway, we both love this picture! It's so peaceful and serene and the colours are so fantastical, if that's even a word. Your art is so imaginative I always want to be in the picture.
The back tree is green; why do people come to see those? OH Is it because you live near an area which borders a hotter climate? That would make sense.. I love the image though; the rocks are just wonderfully done and the general theme is fantastic. I love that you made the pink one off in the near distance; because I think it really looks better with the cloudy shading over it, it makes it more of a mysteriously coloured tree. Also I'm partial myself to the orange/yellow ones around me so that might be why I love the orange one in the front haha.
The fact that you used a multi-level rock or the main one was also a great idea; then it's sort of overlooking the others; but even then it's small while the pink one matches it's height.
Gosh so great!! I'd go on and on but I'm sure you already know what your picture looks like.